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Customers Since 1981!
The District is governed by a five member Board of Directors. The current board members are listed below. All of the board members own homes in the Southwest Suburban Water & Sanitation District. The Board of Directors meets in the Governor's Ranch Clubhouse located at 9050 W. Prentice Avenue, Littleton, CO 80123.
Leo Johnson - Secretary/Treasurer
Leo Johnson has lived in Governor’s Ranch since 1980. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering. He retired from the US Air Force in 1980 and Lockheed Martin Aerospace in 1999. His two children and 8 Grandchildren live in the Denver area. He has served continuously on this Board of Directors since 1984 and has served as Secretary/Treasurer since 1988. His community activities include West Metro Fire and Rescue, Governor’s Ranch HOA and Foothills Park and Recreation Foundation. He is a Board member of the Colorado Special District Association (SDA) and is Vice Chairman of the SDA Property and Liability Insurance Pool. He also served as a past Chairman of the Colorado Fire and Police Pension Association (FPPA).
Chris Veesaert – Chairman
Mr. Chris Veesaert has served on the SWSDW&S District Board of Directors for 20 years and has been a member of the District since 1986. Mr. Veesaert is a civil engineer and retired after 30 years with the Bureau of Reclamation, a federal water resources agency. He has served in various capacities with the Governor’s Ranch HOA, including a term on the Board of Directors. Since retirement, he has participated in 2 extended disaster relief assignments with FEMA. Mr. Veesaert is married with 3 grown children, one of whom also lives in the District, and 5 grandchildren. In addition to enjoying time with his grandchildren, he is an avid cyclist, plays tennis, and is a bonsai enthusiast.
Pete Doherty and his wife Beth have been residents of Governor's Ranch since 1991. Pete has previously served on the Governor's Ranch Design Review Committee and is currently chairperson of the HOA Finance Committee.
Pete has a Bachelor of Architecture Degree and is retired from Jefferson County Public Schools as Executive Director of Facilities Planning & Design. He was responsible for managing the School District design projects from 1992 to 2010.
Pete and Beth have a grown daughter and son and are now enjoying a new grandchild. Pete enjoys golf and walks with Beth in the neighborhood.
Bob Hart has served on the SWSDW&S District Board of Directors since 2018. Bob is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management. He is retired from the Federal Government after 38-years of service with the Department of the Interior (including the Bureau of Reclamation, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management). Since retiring, Bob has provided engineering consulting services. Bob has been a resident of Governor’s Ranch since 1989 and has served as a representative of the Governor’s Ranch finance committee. He is married and has two adult children that currently live in the Littleton area. As a native Coloradan, Bob is an avid sports fan and follows most local high school and professional sports teams.