Mike Noel – Executive Director  

Michael Noel and Randy Brown have worked together since 2000 and have been instrumental in guiding KCWCD through a tremendous expansion period.  Mike, as Executive Director and General Manager, has managed the District and been the visionary and driving force behind obtaining the funding needed to purchase water rights and construct state-of-the-art water systems through Kane County. Randy, as Office Manager/Accountant, keeps an eye on the District’s finances and is also responsible for maintaining the water systems once they are constructed and operational. Noel and Brown will continue working together to achieve KCWCD’s mission of building a strong organization that is prepared to meet Kane County’s water needs well into the future.

Executive Director’s Message

In 1992, I was appointed by the Kane County Commission as one of the six members of the Board of Trustees of the newly formed Kane County Water Conservancy District (KCWCD). The district was formed after an overwhelming vote of the citizens to not only to establish the district but to agree to a property tax to support the new district. In 1996 the Executive Director position for the KCWCD was vacated. I applied for the position and was hired by the board. Since that time, the board of trustees has supported me and my professional staff in our efforts to develop, improve, and increase the water resources of Kane County. As you look through this website, you will get a sense of what has been accomplished in the past 16 years as we have worked to meet the water demands in the county.

There is no question that Kane County is one of the most beautiful places to live in Utah and in the west. Over the past 20 years we have seen the population of the county increase 37% or almost 2000 people. If we include the growth in second homes and small businesses in the county, the demand for new municipal water has increased by over 50%. In order to plan for the expected future water needs of the citizens of Kane County, it is imperative that the KCWCD continues to develop our water resources in a timely and professional manner. Thanks for allowing us to serve you.

 Board of Trustees

    Tony Chelewski

      Paria River, East Kane County

  Merlin Esplin

   Virgin River, Glendale, Long Valley, Mt. Carmel, Orderville

       Mike Kenner

Sevier & Virgin River, Cedar Mountain

Michael East


Mckay Chamberlain

Ferril Heaton


Ben Clarkson

Johnson Canyon

The Staff

Jennifer Stewart – Executive Secretary 

Amanda Buhler – Office Manager

Jeff Hoyt – Operations Manager 

Duck Creek, Long Valley

Mark Fisher – Water Master/Dam Tender

Johnson Canyon, Jackson Flat

Roger Williams –  Irrigation Operator


Lara Clayson – Administrative Assistant/Billing Clerk

Mike Hornak – Water Master

Duck Creek, Long Valley

Kelly Brown – Water Conservation/Recreational Projects