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Governor Owens Appoints Ben Urbonas to the CCBWQA Board

Governor Bill Owens appointed Ben Urbonas to the Board of Directors of the Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority. Last year the State legislature redefined the Board's structure to have members from each of the five tributary municipalities, one special district representative and six citizens appointed by the Governor. The Board has to have two members with water quality expertise, two to represent recreational interests and two to represent environmental interests. Ben was appointed to a two-year term to represent water quality expertise.

District Licenses CUHP to XP Software

The District has entered into an agreement with XP Software, the developers of XP-SWMM™. This agreement grants XP Software a nonexclusive right to incorporate the CUHP software into the XP-SWMM™ software. This was done in response to requests from several consultants and municipalities. The District does not support or endorse this or any other commercial product. We are pleased, however, that this arrangement will permit the municipalities and consultants using this package to now use the CUHP runoff model option to generate the stormwater runoff hydrographs for tributary catchments.

Paul Hindman wins APWA Award

Paul Hindman was the 2001 winner of the APWA Colorado Chapter's William E. Korbitz Award. Paul has served the Colorado Chapter in many ways. He served as the Chapter treasurer. He was the Chapter President in 2000 and led the Chapter's Strategic Planning effort, which provides a roadmap for the 21st Century.

Paul implemented the Horizon's Scholarship Program providing funding for deserving high school students. He also created a pool tournament to fund the scholarships. Paul also worked tirelessly as volunteer coordinator for the 1999 National Congress when it was in Denver, devoting countless hours to the task.

Paul is the second District employee to receive this award. Scott Tucker was the 1999 recipient.

Intern wins scholarship

Jennifer Lien, student intern in the Maintenance Program, won an APWA Jim Murray Scholarship this year. Jennifer is a senior Civil Engineering student at Colorado School of Mines.

District Wins Accounting Award

For the thirteenth year in a row the District has received a "Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting" from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The certificate is presented to government units whose comprehensive annual financial reports achieve the highest standards in government accounting and financial reporting. Congratulations to Frank Dobbins, Chief of Finance and Accounting, for continuing this string of awards.

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