Jeannie Simmonds has been serving as chairwoman for the Cache Water Conservancy District since its inception last year. But on KVNU’s For the People program, she told host Jason Williams that things will change now that a manager has been hired to oversee the operation of the district.
“He will be the face of the water conservancy district especially within the county, and I really look forward to working with him,” said Simmonds. ” His name is Nate Daugs. We took applications and we had a team of people, four of us, that reviewed the applications and did interviews. We brought two people to the board for a final interview and then the board chose the final candidate. He will begin July 9th.”
Daugs comes to the post from the Utah Department of Agriculture & Food where he served as a conservation planner for conservation districts in Northern Utah. Simmonds said, for her, this has all been a great learning experience.
“I have learned more than I ever thought a retired lady would learn,” she laughed. “But it’s been an amazing experience to be a part of setting up a water district and getting us to a point where we have really good relationships with people downstate.”
Simmonds said they have moved the next water district meeting to July 9th to correspond with Daugs’ first day on the job and then they will have an Open House where the public is invited to come meet the new and first manager of the local water district. That begins at 5:30 p.m. in the county courthouse.
AUDIO: Jeannie Simmonds, district chair, talks to Jason Williams on KVNU’s For the People