Steamboat Springs The Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District has appointed Jim Randall to its board of directors.
Randall, 69, became interested in the Mount Werner Water District when he began investigating water pressure's importance in fighting fires in the district.
Randall hopes his appointment to the board will allow him to assist the district in developing and implementing additional measures to improve water flow to fight fires.
"I appreciate the board's encouragement of my participation, and I look forward to helping the board ensure the community's safety while providing clean water for all the community's needs," Randall said in a statement.
Randall has lived in Steamboat since his retirement from ExxonMobil in 2000. While at ExxonMobil, Randall worked at the Baytown Polymers Center. He also worked for Phillips Petroleum Company and Monsanto.
Randall has earned three degrees in chemistry, including a doctorate from Duke University. He also holds 16 patents and has authored two books.
In 2001, Randall received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers.
"We are delighted to have Jim join us, and I believe the district will benefit greatly from his experience," said Jon Halverson, president of the Mount Werner Water District board. "As we add strong members to our board, and as other members grow into their positions, I believe we are on the path to creating an increasingly effective governing body."
The board members are Randall, Halverson, Nancy Mayer, Kathy Connell and Stephen Gale.
The Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District treats and distributes water for the mountain resort area, and, under agreement with the City of Steamboat Springs, provides water to the City Water District for its customers.
Formed in 1965, the Mount Werner Water District is a special district pursuant to state statute and is a political subdivision of the state.