Board of Directors

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James Nieslanik

Jim Nieslanik
Division:1
Address: 3118 S. Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Occupation:Rancher
Term:12/15/2018 – 12/15/2022
Office:Board Member
Water-Related Positions and Memberships:Lifetime of ranching experience utilizing agricultural water rights for irrigation of family ranch in the Roaring Fork River Valley.

Max Macdonell

Macdonell
Division:2
Address: 9999 CR 115
Carbondale, CO 81623
Occupation:Rancher
Term:12/15/2018 – 12/15/2022
Office:Board Member
Water-Related Positions and Memberships:Member, Board of Directors, Consolidated Reservoir.

Member of Holy Cross Cattleman’s Assn. and Colorado Cattleman’s Assn. and Director, Roaring Fork Coop. Experience with agricultural water rights application in ranching.

Charlie Bailey

Division:3
Address: 1111 Fender Lane
Carbondale, CO 81623
Occupation:Water Treatment Supervisor for the City of Aspen, Colorado Water Department
Term:11/8/19 – 12/15/2021
Office:Board Member
Water-Related Positions and Memberships:Charlie has worked for the City for 28 years and holds a Class A license to operate a public water system for municipal service to a population greater than 100,000 people. As part of Charlie’s regular duties for the City, he also operates three 1,000 gallon per minute municipal wells, water quality testing, and monitoring discharge from the municipal water treatment plant.

Michael Kennedy

Kennedy
Division:4(a)
Address: 0985 Hwy. 133
Carbondale, CO 81623
Occupation:Broker/Owner Re/Max Mountain West
Term:12/15/2016 – 12/15/2020
Office:Secretary / Treasurer
Water-Related Positions and Memberships:Licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker (since 1980), Licensed Colorado Land Surveyor, Colorado Certified Fire Fighter I, Colorado Certified Emergency Medical Technician, Vice President of Carbondale Fire District Board of Directors, President of the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association Board.

Tim Nieslanik

Division: 4(b)
Address: 534 County Road 100
Carbondale, CO 81623
Occupation:Rancher
Term:12/14/2018 – 12/15/2022
Office:Board Member
Water-Related Positions and Memberships:Lifetime of ranching experience utilizing agricultural water rights for irrigation of family ranch in Roaring Fork Valley.

Dr. Gary Knaus

Dr. Gary Knaus
Division:5
Address: 1340 Hwy 133
Carbondale, CO 81623
Occupation:Physician, Rancher
Term:12/15/2016 – 12/15/2020
Office:Vice-President
Water-Related Positions and Memberships:Active rancher on approximately 100 acres of land located within perpetual conservation easements. Active in the affairs of the Taughenbaugh Ditch and East Mesa Ditch.

Don Boyer

Division:6
Address: 0726 Willits Lane
Basalt, CO 81621
Occupation:Manager, Aspen Ski Corporation
Term:12/15/2013 – 12/15/2017
Office:President
Water-Related Positions and Memberships:Member, Trout Unlimited. Over 30 years experience in agricultural irrigation in the Roaring Fork valley.

Jeff Tankersley

Division:7
Address: 550 E. Sopris Drive
Basalt, CO 81621
Occupation:Licensed Plumber
Term:4/3/2019 – 12/15/2022
Office:Board Member
Water-Related Positions and Memberships:30 years of plumbing experience in the Roaring Fork Valley; understands the design construction, and operation of residential, commercial and municipal water supplies. Avid boatman.