Infrastructure Advisory Board

Infrastructure Advisory Board Overview

The Infrastructure Advisory Board was formerly known as the Durango Utilities Commission. The purpose of the Infrastructure Advisory Board 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 board 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. If you have a question or a comment for this board, please fill out this form.

At a Glance

Established byResolution 2019-39
Number on BoardFive members
Length of TermThree years
City Council LiaisonCouncilor Kim Baxter
Regular Meeting TimeSet on a month-to-month basis
Usually the first Monday of each month at 4:30 pm
Regular Meeting LocationLibrary Program Room 3 upstairs
1900 E. 3rd Avenue Durango, CO 81301

Current Members

NameAppointedTerm ExpiresTerm #
John Ballew, ChairFeb. 2019Jan. 20223
Ray Baranowski
March 2018
Jan. 2021
Brian DevineFeb. 2019Jan. 20223
Paul O’Neil, Vice Chair
March 2018
Jan. 2021
Steven Ruddell
Feb. 2019
Jan. 2022
Kim Baxter, City Council Liaison
Amber Blake, Interim City Manager, Ex-OfficioN/AN/AN/A
Levi Lloyd, City Operations Director, Ex OfficioN/AN/AN/A
Dirk Nelson, City Attorney, Ex-OfficioN/AN/AN/A