IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           Contact:  Kelley Merritt
July 25, 2016                                                                                                Office:  (303) 286-3455
                                                                                                                         Cell:  (303) 877-0474
DENVER, July 25 — The Metro Wastewater Reclamation District Board of Directors elected new officers to one-year terms at its regular meeting in July.
Daniel Mikesell is the new chairman.  He represents the City of Aurora and has served on the board since 2008.  Mikesell is the deputy director of operations & environmental programs for Aurora Water.
Philip Burgi represents the Wheat Ridge Sanitation District and has served on the board since 1998.  He is the chairman pro tem.  Burgi is a water resources engineering consultant and former manager of the U.S.
Bureau of Reclamation Hydraulics Laboratory.
Peter Baertlein is the secretary and represents the City and County of Denver.  He is the engineer manager/FasTracks liaison for the City and County of Denver Public Works.  Baertlein has served on the board since 2008.
Gerry Schulte is the treasurer.  He represents Lakewood and has served on the board since 2011.  He retired as general manager of the Evergreen Metropolitan District.
The Metro District was formed under Colorado law in 1961 and is the largest wastewater treatment facility in the Rocky Mountain West.  It provides wholesale wastewater transmission and treatment service to 60 local governments, including cities, sanitation districts, and water and sanitation districts.  They, in turn, provide retail wastewater service to about 1.8 million people in a 715 square-mile service area in metropolitan Denver.
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