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Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District is a Colorado Special District that is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors for the purpose of providing water and sanitation services to District customers. Monthly meetings are held to conduct District business and are open to the public.


The Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District regular Board of Directors meetings are held:

Meeting notices are posted at the District office and website.

Special Meetings are also held from time to time. In addition to the regular postings, Special Meeting notices will be posted at the following locations:


Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes are available following approval.
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Board Members & Contact Information

Christine Canaly

Christine Canaly
President, 256-4758

Working on the Source Water Protection Plan is a priority along with establishing clear District boundaries to develop equitable policy and cost share analysis with the Town of Crestone and adjacent landowners, like the spiritual communities.

Background: Coordinator - Citizens for San Luis Valley Water. I currently serve as the Director for the San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council which is developing a valley-wide Water Quality project with the EPA Environmental Justice Program. I am a 20 year Baca resident involved with water and environmental issues that impact local communities within the entire San Luis Valley.

Philip Grant Madonna

Philip Grant Madonna:
Assistant Secretary, 256-4704

Many changes have occurred during my two-year tenure on the board including fostering a new management team to oversee strategic changes. Critical decisions had to be made to redirect District priorities and policy. The District is now more stable and financially accountable. Future planning will continue.

Background:Director of Social Services in Park County including oversight of a $1 million budget before retiring to Crestone. Before that I had a 20 year career in the Department of Psychiatry, Health Sciences Center at the University of Colorado Denver —Administrator of
Outpatient Clinics. I have been a Crestone resident since 2001 and I am also a native of Colorado, which helps me realize the importance of water management.

Vicki Matthews
Vice President, 256-5165

With the support of the Baca community, this District Board has addressed issues with our infrastructure, administration, fiscal management, customer service and, very importantly, compliance with State Water Board regulations. I feel so privileged to be a part of such a fine group of people: Board members, staff and consultants. 

Over the last two years, I have garnered a great education in water management, the legal aspects of supplying a reliable, safe, and quality water supply, as well as how to navigate the mechanical and human aspects of administering a District.

Background: Assistant to the Director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and for the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts/ Dartmouth College; Marketing and Education Director, Schacht Spindle Co., Boulder; Director of Author Services at Interweave Press; and Founder and Director, Rahula Preschool, Crestone. I have been a Crestone citizen for over ten years.

Parvin J. Johnson, Sr.

Parvin J. Johnson, Sr.
Assistant Secretary, 256-5420

Staff, water quality, infrastructure, financial stability, accountability and transparency are all being overseen and improved by the dedication and work of the current Board of Directors.

I am pleased to be a member of the Board and to be a contributor to the positive changes that are taking place to benefit our community.

Background: I founded a Mechanical, Electrical Engineering and Lighting Design Firm in Florida which still bears my name. I have worked in Engineering for 50 years. I served as Principal and CEO of JALRW Engineering Group before retiring here with Patricia.

Martin Macaulay

Martin Macaulay
Secretary/Treasurer, 256-5364

Born and raised in Scotland in the UK I have an Honours degree in Latin American studies with Spanish from Essex University, a Masters in psychology from Naropa in Boulder, and three years of doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at CIIS in San Francisco.
I moved to the States in 1987 and became a US citizen in 1990.

I moved to Crestone in 2002 and built a house in Chalet II. 
My primary interests have been in working with mentally handicapped children and adults and as a psychotherapist.

Having watched the recent near collapse of our water district I am committed to strengthening the already impressive changes that have taken place over the last two years and ensuring that board participation, through transparency, does not interfere with management.