Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the professionals here at the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District are working to achieve our mission—to protect the region’s health and environment by cleaning water and recovering resources. As District Manager, I am honored to lead a world-class staff dedicated to sustaining the high quality of life we enjoy along the Front Range. Clean water is a foundation of health and life in our region, and we are committed to tackling the never-ending challenge of managing our precious water resources.
It was a privilege to be selected as District Manager in January 2018 following the departure of Catherine Gerali. She retired after 35 years of service with the Metro District and had served as Manager since 2008. Along with the contributions and support of our Board of Directors and our members and connectors, Cathy and District staff were instrumental in creating a legacy of resource stewardship that continues today.
For over a half century, we have been pioneers in sustainability. The water we receive and renew is returned to the river to replenish the watershed. It sustains river life and is used for drinking water, agriculture, and recreation. The resources we recover from the renewal process are used to grow food and power our operations.
Now we face new challenges. The Front Range population is growing exponentially and the need for clean water has never been more critical. Recognizing the changing landscape ahead of us, in 2016, our Board approved a Strategic Plan, which will help us adapt, innovate, and collaborate to ensure that future generations can rely on the essential public service we provide.
Even as we prepare for the future, we focus on the critical work at hand. We have the smartest, most dedicated people in the business, a Board and membership that supports and pushes us to be better, and a Strategic Plan to guide us. Together those elements work to protect our communities every minute, every day, all year long. As the Manager of the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, I am honored to be a part of this critical work.