Chairman Harold Evans has been a member of the Greeley Water and Sewer Board
since 1997 and has served as its chairman since 2003. His extensive background
in water issues includes bachelors and masters degrees in civil engineering from
the University of Missouri. He also holds licenses as a professional engineer in
both Missouri and Colorado and since 1990, is the owner of the Evans Group, a
commercial real estate development and construction management consulting
Mr. Evans was appointed by Gov. Bill Ritter in 2007 to the South Platte River
Task Force. He also served on the Statewide Water Supply Initiative and has
served on the Interbasin Compact Committee since 2005. In July 2010, he
testified before the US Congress Subcommittee on Water and Power, Committee on
Natural Resources, regarding municipal water resource planning.
Mr. Evans currently is a member of the Colorado Water Congress and the
Colorado Foundation for Water Education. He has received numerous community
awards and belongs to many civic associations, including Greeley Rotary Club,
United Way and Boy Scouts of America.
Robert A. Ruyle
Robert Ruyle is a retired attorney who specialized in real estate, commercial
and water law. A graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law in
Boulder, he became a partner of Miller & Ruyle. He later joined the national
firm, Hensel Phelps Construction Co., as Vice President, Secretary and General
Counsel, becoming a principal stockholder as well.
Mr. Ruyle has lectured to members of the Colorado Bar Association on a variety
of topics. He has also conducted construction seminars for various trade
associations, including the Colorado Association of General Contractors, the
Colorado Masonry Contractors Association and the Denver-Metro Plumbing, Heating
and Cooling Contractors Association. He has served as chaired numerous
committees for national associations, in particular the Association of General
Contractors (AGC), servicing their affiliation with the US Army Corps of
Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation and other federal agencies.
Mr. Ruyle is admitted to practice law in all Colorado state courts, the US
District Court for the District of Colorado, and the 10th Circuit Court of
Appeals. He has been a member of the Weld County Bar Association and was awarded
the University of Colorado’s Distinguished Achievement Award as an Executive in
Industry. He was a founder of the Union Colony Bank in Greeley and served on its
Board of Directors, in addition to a long history of community service.
Dean is a retired banker and corporate board member of a number of wide-ranging
major industries, including healthcare and energy. He has served as Chairman of
the Board for Energy Oil Corporation, Geriatrics, Inc., and Alaris Medical
Systems. His resume in the world of finance is even longer, having served as
Chairman for Foothills Financial Corporation here in Greeley, but also on the
boards of numerous banks in Colorado and Montana.
Mr. Dean holds advanced degrees from Cornell and Harvard Universities and he
served in the US Navy in World War II. His long list of public and community
service includes honors from United Way, Boy Scouts and the Greeley Board of
Realtors, as well as membership on State Colleges in Colorado Board of Trustees,
University of Northern Colorado Foundation Board of Directors, and Greeley
Chamber of Commerce, where he is a past-president. He also served on the Board
of Education for School District 6, and as president of Rotary.