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WESTCAS Board of Directors

President

Steve Bigley
Coachella Valley Water District
sbigley@cvwd.org
760-398-2651

Vice President

Mike Eytel
Colorado River Water Conservancy District
meytel@crwcd.org
970-945-8522

Secretary

Jim Kudlinski
Salt River Project
jim.kudlinski@srpnet.com
602-236-2351

Treasurer

Larry Libeu
Water Resources Consultant
Temecula, CA
llibeu@roadrunner.com
951-553-1600

Arizona

Ed Curley
Water Quality Consultant
efcurley@hotmail.com
520-326-3132

Jim Kudlinski
Salt River Project
jim.kudlinski@srpnet.com
602-236-2351

California

Steve Bigley
Coachella Valley Water District
sbigley@cvwd.org
760-398-2651

Jolene Walsh
Eastern Municipal Water District
walshj@emwd.org
951-928-3777 Ext. 4347

Colorado

Mike Eytel
Colorado River Water Conservancy District
meytel@crwcd.org
970-945-8522

Andra Ahrens
City of Pueblo
aahrens@pueblo.us
719-553-2896

Nevada

Brenda Pohlmann
City of Henderson Department of Utility Services
brenda.pohlmann@cityofhenderson.com
702-267-1306

New Mexico

Aaron Chavez
San Juan Water Commission
achavez@sjwc.org
505-564-8989

Joshua Rosenblatt
City of Las Cruces Utilities
jrosenblatt@las-cruces.org
575-528-3704

Texas

Peggy Glass
Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.
peggy@apaienv.com
512-452-5905

Wayne Owen
Tarrant Regional Water District
wayne.owen@trwd.com
817-335-2491

Associate

Mike Fleury
Carollo Engineers
mfleury@caroll.com
951-776-3955

Jolene McCaleb
Taylor & McCaleb
jmccaleb@taylormccaleb.cvom
505-888-6600

At Large

Kelly Collins
Carollo Engineers, Inc.
kcollins@carollo.com
303-404-6369

Larry Libeu
Water Resources Consultant
llibeu@roadrunner.com
951-553-1600

Committees

Policy Committee

Chair -Steve Bigley
Director of Environmental Services
Coachella Valley Water District
sbigley@cvwd.org
760-398-2651
P. O. Box 1058
Coachella CA 92236

Legislative Committee

Chair - Jolene Walsh
Legislative Manager
Eastern Municipal Water District
walshj@emwd.org
951-928-3777 ext. 4347
P. O. Box 8300
Perris CA 92572

Regulatory Committee

Chair - Jim Kudlinski
Supervisor, Environmental Support Services
Salt River Project
jim.kudlinski@srpnet.com
602-236-2351
P.O. Box 52025| Mail Station PAB352
Phoenix AZ 85072

Outreach Committee

Chair - Mike Eytel
Water Resources Specialist
Colorado River Water Conservation District
meytel@crwcd.org
970-945-8522
PO Box 1120
Glenwood Springs CO 81602

Associates Committee

Chair - Mike Fleury, P. E., BCEE
Associate Vice President
Carollo Engineers
mfleury@carollo.com
702-271-7630
376 E Warm Springs Road, Suite 250
Las Vegas NV 89119

Finance Committee

Chair - Larry Libeu
Treasurer, WESTCAS
llibeu@roadrunner.com
951-553-1600
Temecula CA 92591

Audit Committee

Chair - Kelly Collins, PG, BCES
Principal Technologist
Carollo Engineers
kcollins@carollo.com
303-404-6369
390 Interlocken Crescent Suite 800
Broomfield CO 80021

Awards

Golden Cactus Certificate

Criteria: Certificate of recognition for work during the year on various WESTCAS activities.

Past Recipients:
NameYearName Year
Agnew, Harlan1994 & 2008Lee, Jan1998
Alstadt, Stacy2006Macinka, Elise1997
Andes, Fred2008Malcom-Pirnie2002
Archuleta, Peter2003Martin, Bob1999
Biggs, Barbara2002McCaleb, Jolene2010
Bitner, Kelly2000McNeil, David2008
Bowman, Chuck1996McPherson, Gail1997
Brezak, Jim1994Miller, Thelma1995
Brown, Bing2004Mills, Rick2009
Brown, Marcie1995 & 1996Moore, Dawn2009
Burkstaller, John1996Neal, Chris1998
Card, Vicki1995Nylander, Charles2002
Cavender, Burnie1995O'Brien, Dorothy2006
Chase, Bill1998Owen, Wayne2007
Clark, Tim1996Owen, Wayne2009
Collins, Karen1999Perry, Bob1996
Cornielle, Dick1999Pifher, Mark2004
De Haan, Michelle1998Ramage, Karen1999
Doud, Jim1995Ray, Tom2010
Egan, Jim2002Reece, Craig1996
Estes, Mark1995Reichenbacher, Frank2001
Everest, Bill 1994 & 1997Rice, Bob1997
Fleury, Mike1994Russell, Jerry1998
Foster, Tad1996Santantonio, Dan1996
Gano, Harold1998Scharnhorst, Vicki2001
Gardner, Mary2007Shalhoub2006
Glass, Peggy2007Shoaf, Gerry1994
Goodin, Don1994Smith, Dean1998
Green, Sharon1996Smith, Jennifer1999
Hale, Leonard2002Smith, Scott2001
Hart, Alec2002Stowe, Dennis1995
Hicks, Fred2010Stratton, Mark2002 & 2006
Hill, Chris1995Thomas, Harold1998
Hollander, Bob1996Treese, Chris1996
Hunt, Rex2008Tubbs, Cheryl1999
Izzo, Marge1998Ullinskey, Gary2002
Jacomet, Donna1995Ullinskey, John1994 & 1996
Karafa, Doug2001Van Derveer, Bill1998
Kassisieh, Costy1997Wanttaja, Kevin2002
King, Paul 1997 & 1999Wolniewicz, Ski
Kirkpatrick, Randy2010Zinke, Dee
Kracht, Jeff2001

Distinguished Service Award (plaque)

Criteria: WESTCAS members who have gone beyond the normal call of duty, i.e. special efforts, regional, state, federal, outstanding achievements, WESTCAS participation, etc..

Past Recipients:
NameYearNameYear
Agnew, Harland1995Landau, Sharon2001
Archuleta, Peter1995Libeu, Larry2015
Bazel, Larry2004Martin, Robert2002
Bitner, Kelly2004Meyerhoff, Richard2004
Brezak, Jim1998Moore, Tim2001
Brown, Bing1996Neal, Chris1999
Burkstaller, John1999Newport, Mary Ann1994
Card, Vicki1999Nylander, Charlie2004
Cavender, Burnie1996Owen, Wayne2010
Chase, Bill1996Pifher, Mark1995
Collins, Kelly2008Rackley, Ira1994
Corneille, Richard2003Reece, Craig2000
Kudlinski, Jim2015Russell, Jerry1998

Founders Award (plaque)

Criteria: Very special award (not necessarily given annually) for outstanding effort in keeping WESTCAS in the forefront, promotion our organization and its issues. Must be a member or retired member.

Past Recipients:
NameYearNameYear
Brinsko, George1994Libeu, Larry1995
Brown, Bing2000Karafa, Doug2002
Carlson, Peter2008Schlange, Andy1994
Chase, Bill1999Segler, Kurt2004
Curley, Ed1997 & 2015Will, Bob2004
Laughlin, Jim1996

President's Award (plaque)

Criteria: Awarded to an individual(s) who has worked for the advancement of WESTCAS and WESTCAS issues on the regional or national level. The individual is from outside the membership of WESTCAS.

Past Recipients:
NameYear
Andes, Fredric2002
Brinsko, George1999
Carlson, Peter2002
Domenici, Pete V. (Senator)2008
Murphy, Mark2015
Nylander, Charlie2006
Reid, Harry (Senator)1994
Reynolds, David (ACWA)1996
Reynoldson, Jerry1994

Special Recognition Award

Past Recipients:
NameYear
Agnew, Harlan1998
Cavender, Burnie1998
Curley, Ed2007
Foster, Tad1999
Jacomet, Donna2003
Karafa, Doug1999
Libeu, Larry2007
Pifher, Mark1999
Rackley, Ira1998
Ullinskey, Gary1999
Wanttaja, Kevin1998

Special Team Award

Past Recipients:
NameYear
Egan, Jim1997
Foster, Tad1997
Harrison, Claire1997
Moore, Tim1997
Pifher, Mark1997

Arsenic-Rule Warrior Award

Past Recipients:
NameYear
Bazel, Larry2001
Burkstaller, John2001
De Haan, Michelle2001
Reece, Craig2001
Stomp, John2001

The Foster Award

Past Recipients:
NameYear
Foster, Tad2000
Andes, Fred2010

The Craig Reece Memorial Award

Past Recipients:
NameYear
Reece Family2003

Engraved champagne bottle

Past Recipients:
NameYear Occasion
Brown, Bing2001Retirement from City of Phoenix
Cavender, Burnie2003Retirement from SBVCD
Fleury, Mike2001Stepping down as Science Committee Chair
Pifher, Mark2001Given in appreciation of consistent work for many years
Rice, Robert2003Retirement from Pima County
Thomas, Harold2010Retirement from Board

Outstanding Service

Past Recipients:
NameYear
Henderson-Davis, Sharon2009
McNeil, David2009

Larry Libeu Standing Ovation Award

Past Recipients:
NameYear
Collins, Kelly2009
Moore, Dawn2015

Chef's apron and BBQ utensils (retiring president)

Past Recipients:
NameYear
Libeu, Larry 2000

Proclamation

Past Recipients:
NameYear Occasion
Brinsko, George1999Retiring president
Cavender, Burnie2003Retiring treasurer

Master of Ceremonies

Past Recipients:
YearNameGuest Presenter
1994Larry Libeu
1995Ed Curley, Claire Harrison,and Ira RackleyDan Beard
1996Larry LibeuRobbie Savage
1997Larry LibeuJim Ziglar
1998Larry Libeu
1999Larry LibeuRobbie Savage
2000Larry Libeu"Mark Twain"
2001Larry Libeu and Doug Karafa
2002Larry Libeu and Doug Karafa
2003Larry Libeu and Doug Karafa

Miscellaneous History

WESTCAS was founded in April 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The founding Board of Directors:
StateName
ArizonaGeorge Brinsko, Bill Chase
CaliforniaJim Laughlin, Andy Schlange
NevadaDoug Karafa, Kurt Segler
New MexicoDavid Stollicker

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