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Nine Directors govern the Board of the Rural Water Authority. Five are District Directors, three are Small Water System Providers and one is Director-at-Large. Board elections are held in odd-numbered years for four-year terms. The next election will be  in May 2021.

The first Directors were appointed by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners on March 3, 2009, by Resolution R-009-048.

District Directors represent rural well owners within each of five districts in rural Douglas County. The boundaries of Districts 1 through 5 are shown on the Rural Water Authority Map. Each District Director is required to reside within his/her respective district. If you are interested in exploring the Director position for a currently vacant District, please email us at

Current District Directors 

District 1 – vacant
District 2 – Jack Delaney
District 3 – vacant
District 4 – vacant
District 5 – vacant

Current Directors for Small Water System Providers 

SWSD 1 – Charles Bucknam, Grandview Estates RWCD
SWSD 2 – Matt Collitt, Louviers WSD
SWSD 3 – Barry Gager, Thunderbird WSD

County Director-at-Large 

Tricia Bernhardt

Current Board Officers 

Chairman – Barry Gager
Vice Chairman – vacant
Treasurer – Jack Delaney
Secretary – Charles Bucknam

The Board elects officers annually at its June meeting.