Jim Jamsay, District Manager of the North Washington Street Water and Sanitation District, was named one of four winners of the Special District Association of Colorado’s 2017 Manager of the Year Award.
The Special District Association of Colorado (SDA) presents this award annually to a special district manager who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, dedication, and service to their district. This year the remarkable contributions of the nominees resulted in a four-way tie for the Manager of the Year Award. The awards were presented at the SDA Annual Awards Luncheon as part of the SDA Annual Conference which was held September 13-15, 2017 in Keystone, Colorado.
Mr. Jamsay served as the District Manager of the North Washington Street Water and Sanitation District from 1979 to 1985 and has now served in this position from 2000 to the present. Among a wide variety of other responsibilities, Mr. Jamsay has overseen the preventive maintenance of the District’s water and sewer lines, which has increased the quality of service and resulted in cost reductions. He has also managed the operation and maintenance of a primary wastewater treatment plant. Mr. Jamsay has accomplished all of this while sustaining an annual budget which provides for capital improvement projects and the ability to hire and train qualified employees, all without having to ask the District’s citizens for a bond measure. Moreover, Mr. Jamsay maintains a steadfast philosophy of treating employees with respect and dignity. He holds a number of water and wastewater certifications, which provides him a unique, firsthand understanding of the responsibilities of his employees. This allows him to manage in a positive and respectful manner, and ultimately contributes to the success of the entire district.
Ann Terry, SDA’s Executive Director, was thrilled to recognize the exceptional work of Mr. Jamsay. “Jim is a very deserving winner of this award, and we are pleased for the opportunity to honor him and the extraordinary contributions he has made to his district.”