Board of Directors

Robert Reese

SSEA Director: Chair
Robert (Bob) D. Reese

Robert (Bob) D. Reese has been the Assistant Director, Engineering and Operations for the Colorado River Commission, State of Nevada for almost 20 years. Bob was born and raised in Boulder City, NV and is a Navy veteran. He started his career in the electric utility industry with Southern California Edison, worked steadily up the ranks in several utilities and has over 30 years of Operation and Maintenance experience. Bob is an avid outdoorsman and he and his wife are the parents of two children and the grandparents of 3.

Dennis Porter

SSEA Director: Vice Chair
Dennis Porter

Utilities Director, City of Boulder City, Nevada Dennis Porter heads up the City of Boulder City, NV Utilities Services Department where he is responsible for the city’s electrical transmission and distribution system, the water and wastewater system, including the wastewater treatment plant, and the city’s waste management collection, recycle, and landfill operations. Prior to joining the City of Boulder City, Dennis was the Assistant Water Services Director for the City of Phoenix is responsible for the treatment, collections and engineering design and construction management for the City’s wastewater treatment and reclaimed water systems and collection systems. This includes two large wastewater treatment plants which serve 2.5 million residents valley-wide, a water reclamation plant, and over 5,000 miles of sewer lines and numerous accompanying lift stations. Prior to joining the City of Phoenix in 2016, Dennis was the Chief Operations Officer for Greenville Water in South Carolina, where he was responsible for leadership and oversight of Greenville Water’s two watersheds and reservoirs including 30,000 acres of forested property, two large water treatment facilities, engineering, operations, and maintenance. Dennis also worked for the City of Henderson in Nevada for over 20 years where he was promoted through positions of increasing scope and responsibility to eventually oversee all utilities services as the Director of Utility Services from 2006 to 2013 Dennis has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University and is a registered professional Engineer in the states of Arizona and Nevada.

Jack Nelson

SSEA Director: Jack Nelson

Jack Nelson was born and raised in Cannonville, Utah. After high school, he Attended SUU in Cedar City and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He attended Northern Arizona and earned a Masters Degree in English. He taught in Clark County, at Moapa Valley High School, for 30 years. Five years in Las Vegas at Odyssey High School. Elected to the Overton Power District in 2014 and is serving as Vice Chairman of the Overton Power District No. 5 Board of Trustees. Jack and his wife have 3 children and 21 grandchildren.



Edward Wright

SSEA Director: Edward Wright

Edward Wright was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. He attended White Pine High School in Ely, Nevada, and moved to Caselton in Lincoln County in 1979. He has been a business owner of Tillie's Mini Mart in Pioche since 1987. Mr. Wright has served as a Lincoln County Commissioner, a Pioche Chamber of Commerce member, a Lincoln County Planning Commission member, and a Lincoln County School Board member. He also served as a member of the Lincoln County Power District No. 1 Board of Directors from 2003 to 2010 and is currently serving on that board again.

David Wright

SSEA Director: David L. Johnson

David L. Johnson is the deputy general manager of engineering and operations for the Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority. Johnson has been with the agency since 2004, serving as director of the Water Quality & Treatment department for the Southern Nevada Water Authority. He has more than 20 years of experience in chemical manufacturing management, water treatment and water quality management. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and maintains Level 4 Water Treatment and Level 4 Distribution certifications from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. He and his wife, Lisa, have lived in southern Nevada since 1998 and have four children.