Lee Simpson retires from Southeastern board

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From the Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka): “Simpson stepped down from the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District board Thursday after 28 years of service and was recognized at a luncheon following the monthly meeting. ‘We wish you well in the future,’ President Bill Long told Simpson. ‘You’ve got a pretty good replacement, but he’s got pretty big shoes to fill.’ Simpson’s replacement as Pueblo County director is his son, David Simpson, who like his father before him is the manager of the St. Charles Mesa Water District. The elder Simpson has more than 50 years in water and helped found the St. Charles district, serving as its manager for 36 years. During the 1970s and 1980s, Simpson organized and taught classes for water and wastewater operators. He helped form the Colorado Rural Water Association, which provides training and assistance for water operators throughout the state. He was president of the group for eight years and served for eight years on the National Rural Water Association Board. Simpson also is a member of the Bessemer Ditch board.”

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