The Best Little G.I.D in the West

If you have gotten this far, you already know that we are "Stagecoach GID". What you may not know is what a GID is or what we do. The Nevada Legislator's revised statue 318 (NRS 318) contains thousands of words to describe a GID, what it can do, as well as how it can do those things. The following is a much shortened description.

A GID is a political organization having purposes, powers, rights, privileges and immunities (as prescribed by Nevada Law) to serve a community (District) to promote the health, safety, prosperity, security and general welfare of the inhabitants therein.

As to what we do, let’s look at our mission statement.

"To provide sufficient quantity and protect the quality of water
for Stagecoach Valley residents".

If we told you that we are the "Water Department", you would have a very good idea of what we do, but we are more than that, potentially much more. Currently we are empowered to handle water and wastewater.
We are presently serving 575 customers.

Some of our accomplishments

  • Stagecoach GID serves Quality on Tap. Judged "Best Tasting Water in the State of Nevada" at the NvRWA Conference in Sparks during March 2004. And again in 2006 for our Churchill Ranchos site.
  • The professionals of Stagecoach GID were named Operator of the Year in 1998 and 2005 and Manager of the Year in 2001 and 2005 and Administrative Person of the Year in 2012.
  • Stagecoach GID was the first system to have a State endorsed Well Head Protection Plan.
  • We received the Chuck the Duck award for our efforts in public education in 2015.

Now that you know what we are and what we do, let’s look at the people involved. First came the Board of Trustees, created by an ordinance passed May 10, 1984 by the Lyon County Commissioners. The five positions on the board are elective, filled by the voters of Stagecoach. While the Board is responsible for policy and direction, it is the four full time employees who run the GID and do all the work.


Staff and Board Information

Teri Hurt Manager

Teri was hired in December 2000. She has taken and passed a Small Systems Operation and Maintenance course and also a Utility Management course. In 2008 Teri took and passed a course in NIMS (National Incident Management System) and in 2010 & 2012 she took and passed courses in Human Resources and Essential Management Skills given by POOL/Pact. Teri took over as Manager in February 2015, after long-standing Manager, Lynne Arndell’s retirement.

Joe Seng Utility Supervisor

Joe Seng joined the District in April 2006; Joe has been the Utility Supervisor since September 2011 due to Marlon Cook's retirement. Joe received his Grade II Certification in Distribution in 2008 and will be working on his Certification for Treatment and Wastewater in the near future.

James (Jim) Woodward

James (Jim) Woodward joined the District in February 2011. He was hired to fill Joe's position upon Marlon's retirement. Jim earned his Grade II Distribution Certificate in June 2012 and will be testing for his Grade III in 2015. Congratulations to Jim – he passed his Grade III Certification in March 2015.

Tina Schmidt Assistant Manager

Tina Schmidt was hired in November 2013 as part-time office help. Tina came to us with an extensive background in customer service. In February 2016 Tina was promoted to Administrative Assistant. Tina took and passed the Water Distribution Systems Operations and Maintenance course offered by Cal-State University/Sac in August 2015. In February of 2018 Tina was promoted to Assistant Manager. 

Our Board of Trustees is as follows:

  • Marjorie Gartenberg – Member at Large, has been on our Board since 2012
  • Gene Ray – Treasurer, has been on our Board since 2013
  • James Moore – Chairperson, has been on our Board since 2014
  • Vicki Aveiro – Secretary, has been on the Board since 2017
  • Joe Catanzarite – Member at Large, has been on our Board since 2019

If you have found the above interesting and would like to know more about us, we invite you to learn more about Our History below.