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Utilities Commission Overview
The purpose of the Durango Utilities Commission is to advise City Council on water and wastewater issues and policies such as:
  • Water supply
  • Conservation
  • Construction and use of transportation and storage facilities
  • Water redundancy
  • Quality of drinking water & treated sewer water
  • Water rights
  • Purification
  • Transporting water to storage facilities
  • Utilization
  • Improvements/expansion of water and sewage systems, including treatment facilities
  • Making such other studies and surveys as are necessary to cover generally all problems concerning the water and wastewater systems

The commission also studies state and federal legislation affecting the city in matters pertaining to water, as well as submits reports of studies and surveys with recommendations to the City Council.

At a Glance
Specifications Details
Established by Resolution 2002-21, 2013-16
Number on Board Five members
Length of Term Three years
Council Liaison Mayor Dick White
Regular Meeting Time Set on a month-to-month basis
Usually the first Monday of each month at 4:30 pm
Regular Meeting Location Library Program Room 3 upstairs
1900 E. 3rd Ave.           
Durango, CO 81301

Current Members
Name Appointed Term Expires
John Ballew 02/23/2016 01/31/2019
Iain McCourt, Youth Appointee 05/04/2016 07/31/2017
Brian Devine 02/23/2016 01/31/2019
Ron LeBlanc, City Manager NA NA
Shannon Waggoner, Public Information Specialist NA NA
Levi Lloyd, Ex Officio Member NA NA
Dirk Nelson, City Attorney NA NA
Paul O'Neil 03/05/2018 01/31/2021
Ray Baranowski 03/05/2018 01/31/2021
Mike Amato 08/30/2017 01/31/2020