Board of Directors

The HCSD Board of Directors is comprised of five elected officials. They meet twice monthly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom adjacent to the facility lobby.
 

HCSD's Board of Directors


David Tyson President
 



David Tyson, President
email:  dtyson@humboldtcsd.org
tel:  (707) 443-4558 x 281


Re-Elected November 2015
Term Expires December 2020


 
 
Dave Saunderson vice president Dave Saunderson, Vice-President
email:  skeeterdog1@sbcglobal.net
tel:  (707) 499-6980

Re-Elected November 2015
Term Expires December 2020

 
I am a retired building contractor, born and raised in Eureka, and have lived within the District service area for the past 50 years.  My wife and I have two adult children who also reside in the District.
 
It has been my pleasure to serve as a Director on the HCSD Board since August 2011.  Additionally, I have served on numerous community projects including:  Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District, Ruth Lake Community Services District, St. Bernards Crusader Athletic Board, and Eureka Babe Ruth Baseball.
Frank Scolari Frank Scolari
email:  frankscolari@gmail.com
tel:  (707) 442-7052

Re-Elected November 2015
Term Expires December 2020

 
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the HCSD since 1995; having been elected to six 4-year terms.  During this time, my focus and dedication have been on putting customer needs first - always striving to maintain the lowest possible rates yet still provide excellent service.

A native Californian born and raised in the San Jose area, I attended San Jose State University until serving in the Army during the Korean War.  I married my high-school sweetheart while in the army, and after my discharge, my wife and I raised three boys and two girls.  During the early years, I worked in the Bay Area banking industry.  Eventually, we decided we wanted a better environment for our children.  After searching upp California, we chose to settle in the Eureka area in 1970.  The first four years, I sold cars at Harper Ford.  In 1974, I entered the real estate market with Cutten Realty.  I quickly obtained my Real Estate Broker License and retired forty years later in 2014.

My wife and I have enjoyed a wonderful life together, especially spending time in our second home in Brookings, Oregon with frequent travel to Mexico, British Columbia Canada, and with friends and relatives throughout the nation.  Life is good.
 
Alan Bongio Alan Bongio
email:  abongio@humboldtcsd.org
tel:  (707) 443-4558 x 280

Re-Elected November 2018
Term Expires December 2022

 
Born and raised within District boundaries, I graduated from Eureka High School in 1984 and HSU in 1991 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in economics.  In 1989 established Bongio Construction and have developed approximately 50 properties within the District under District Codes, Regulations, Permitting, etc.  In 2002, following my father Aldo's footsteps, I began serving on the HCSD Board of Directors always striving to ensure compliance and set policies to keep water and sewer rates as low as possible while maintaining excellent service to the District's customers.  I also currently serve on the Humboldt County Planning Commission and have served as a Board Member with the North Coast Homebuilders and St. Bernard's Catholic School.

Years of practical experience and institutional knowledge of the District are strengths I possess that will ensure continued leadership for the customers of the District.
 
On a personal level, I have been married to my wife, Mary, since 1991, and we have two wonderful sons, Logan and Luke.  I have been active in youth sports for many years coaching soccer, baseball, and football.  In my free time, I also enjoy fishing, hunting, and snow skiing.
 
Desiree Davenport Desiree Davenport
email:  ddavenport@humboldtcsd.org
tel:  (707) 443-4558 x 282

Elected November 2018
Term Expires December 2022

HCSD Appointments:
Audit Committee
Representative to the Redwood Region Economic and Development Commission

 
Desiree has lived in Humboldt County since 2009.  She attended Humboldt State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science with emphasis in Ecological Restoration, Botany, and Soils.  She works as a Restoration Ecologist and Botanist working in the redwood forests and coastlines on the North Coast of California.  She has collaborated with the Coastal Commission, State Water Resources Control Board and other local agencies, and non-profits.  She has a keen awareness of California's water issues and the need for clean and affordable water for all.  She works closely with Humboldt County to adapt to climate change-related events such as sea level rise and an influx of climate refugees from neighboring communities.