Board 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 service.
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.
Norman 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.