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Board of Directors and Leadership

The Board of Directors of the South Tahoe Public Utility District is committed to providing excellence in legislative leadership that result in the provision of the highest quality of services to its constituents. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to establish procedure, goals, and formulate and adopt policy. The Board directs the General Manager to implement the policies. Directors do not represent any fractional segment of the community, but are, rather, a part of the body which represents and acts for the community as a whole.

Meetings

The South Tahoe Public Utility District Board of Directors regularly meets the first and third Thursday of each month, at 2:00 p.m . Meetings are held at the District office, located at 1275 Meadow Crest Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA. Public participation is encouraged. The Agenda is accessible to the public at least 72 hours prior to the Regular Board meeting and is posted on the outdoor reader board. A complete agenda packet, including all backup information is available for review by clicking on the link below for Regular Board Meeting Agendas, and also in the lobby at the District office during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

2023 Board Calendar

Click here to view the Board Agendas and Minutes.

 

Additional Information, Comments or Concerns, Please Contact:

Melonie Guttry
Clerk of the Board

 


Important Documents

Board Supports Proposition 1 -- The Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014

Summary of Director Benefits

AB1234 Ethics Certificates

Kelly Sheehan

Nick Exline

Shane Romsos

David Peterson

Board of Directors

Nick Haven

Nick Haven, Director, Seat 1 - Term: 12/02/2022 to 12/04/2026

Nick Haven holds a degree in Public Administration, with a minor in Transportation Geography from San Diego State University. Nick works at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency as the Long Range and Transportation Planning Department Manager. Nick serves on multiple national committees related to land use and transportation planning and infrastructure.  Nick has extensive experience with long range planning, capital infrastructure planning, budgeting, and funding.

Nick and his wife Kathy have lived in South Lake Tahoe for 25 years.

 

 

ShaneRamsos

Shane Romsos, Vice President Seat 2 - Term: 12/02/2022 to 12/04/2026

Shane Romsos is an environmental research scientist for a natural resource research firm, Spatial Informatics Group, and has a background in wildlife ecology, water quality, forestry, wildfire science and natural resource management and planning. Shane holds a Master of Science degree in Natural Resources Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from Humboldt State University.

Standing Committee:

  • Water and Wastewater Operations
  • System Efficiency and Sustainability
DavidPeterson

David Peterson, President, Seat 3 - Term: 12/04/2020 – 12/06/2024

Dave Peterson is a licensed Civil Engineer specializing in water resources, with 37 years in private practice. He co-founded a new water resources engineering firm in Folsom in 2005, and in 2020, he sold his interest in the firm, but continues in a part-time emeritus role. He has previously served on the Boards of San Juan Water District, Association of California Water Agencies, Water for the West Foundation, and the National Water Resources Association. Dave grew up in South Lake Tahoe in the 1960s and 70s. His father started Alpine Animal Hospital on Highway 89 in 1965. They lived in the Tahoe Keys, and he raced for the Heavenly Valley Blue Angels. He left Tahoe in the mid-1970s for education and career. He and his wife of 39 years have now returned for an active and fulfilling retirement in Tahoe.

Standing Committee:

  • Executive Committee
  • Finance
  • Water and Wastewater Operations

Kelly Sheehan, Director, Seat 4 - Term: 12/04/2020 – 12/06/2024

Kelly Sheehan is a 30 year resident of South Lake Tahoe where she and her husband co-own and operate Steamers Bar & Grill. Kelly is a former branch manager for El Dorado Savings and has experience in planning and cost control.

Standing Committee:

  • Finance
  • Executive Committee

Nick Exline, Director Seat 5 - Term: 12/02/2022 - 12/04/2026

Nick Exline received his master’s degree in Land Use Planning Policy from the University of Nevada. Nick is an AICP Principal Planner and owner of Exline and Company, Inc, a regional land-use planning firm. Nick is the Chairman of the South Tahoe 100% Renewable Committee, founder of the Lake Tahoe Climate Change Network and local community activist. Nick lives in Tahoe with his wife Kelly and children Callum and Mia.

Standing Committee:

  • System Efficiency and Sustainability

Leadership

General Manager
John Thiel

John Thiel

Chief Financial Officer
Paul Hughes

Paul Hughes