Buckman Direct Diversion is managed under a Joint Powers of Agreement between the City of Santa Fe, County of Santa Fe, the Las Campanas Club and Las Campanas Coop. BDD diverts and manages the water rights portfolios for the City, County and the Las Campanas neighboring community that are diverted out of the Rio Grande.  The Buckman Direct Diversion Board is made up of 2 City of Santa Fe Councilors, 2 Santa Fe County Commissioners, an At-Large Citizen member, an Alternate Citizen member, plus 2 representatives from the Las Campanas community partnership. 

Under the Joint Powers Agreement for the BDD Project the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County, agreed upon in March 2005, the BDD Project Board is responsible for:

  • Diverting, treating, transmitting and delivering surface water by means of the BDD Project to the City and County and Independent Water Systems in accordance with respective diversion allocations and delivery demands;
  • Managing the Owners’ Consultant Contract and supervising the performance of the Owners’ Consultant;
  • Entering into the Design Build Contract and supervising performance of the Design Build Contractor;
  • Entering into the Project Management and Fiscal Services Contract and supervising the performance of the Project Manager; and
  • Entering into the Facility Operations and Procedures Agreement with Las Campanas.

The BDD Project Board’s authority and duties do not encompass:

  • The distribution of water to customers;
  • The assessment or collection of water charges;
  • The regulation of water use by customers or the ownership;
  • Acquisition or permitting of use of water rights or contract rights.

For more information about the BDD Board, visit the Intergovernmental Agreements section.


Board Members

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Carol Romero-Wirth

  • BDD Board Chairperson – 2024
  • BDD Board Vice Chairperson – 2023
  • BDD Board Chairperson – 2022
  • BDD Board Vice Chair – 2021
  • BDD Board – January – 2020
  • City Council, District 2
  • Public Policy, MA from Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  • UNM Law Degree, admitted to the New Mexico Bar in 1998
  • Political Science, BS, Colorado College
  • Email: cromero-wirth@santafenm.gov
  • Phone:  505-955-6815

Carol has served on non-profit boards including the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe, the Wood Gormley Elementary School PTC, Breakthrough Santa Fe, Santa Fe Prep School and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

Over the last thirty years Carol’s work has focused in public policy, government and politics; served as a commissioner on the City Charter Review Commission, and was the first associate director at Think New Mexico.  She has also worked as a public policy consultant on water, environment and sustainability projects, drafted bills for the New Mexico Legislature and staffed the Legislative Council Services.

Carol’s New Mexico roots go back generations from Mora, New Mexico.  Carol and her husband, Peter, raised two children in Santa Fe.







Anna Hamilton

  • BDD Board Chairperson – 2024
  • BDD Board Chairperson – 2023
  • BDD Board Vice Chair – 2022
  • BDD Board Member – March 2020
  • BDD Board Chairperson – March 2017
  • Board of County Commisioners, District 4
  • Chair, City of Santa Fe Finance Committee
  • Email:  athamilton@santafecountynm.gov
  • Phone:  505-986-6319

Anna has a biology degree from John Hopkins University, Masters in Aquatic Biology and received her PhD in Aquatic Ecology from UNM.  She has a passion for learning about the environmental impact and climate change on rivers, estuaries and wetlands. She has served as the President of the Greater Glorieta Mutual Domestic Water Consumer’s Association to maintain reliable delivery of water to that area. She coordinated funding and infrastructure upgrades for the rural consumers of Santa Fe County in Glorieta. Dr. Hamilton serves on the Santa Fe County’s Water Policy Advisory Board to continue to keep apprised of the changing water policies for Santa Fe County. Dr. Hamilton is also a certified wildland volunteer firefighter for the SFC Glorieta Pass Fire & Rescue district.

Besides sitting on the BDD Board as an active member, Dr. Hamilton sits on the SF Solid Waste Management Authority, SF County Investment Committee, North Central Economic Development District Committee and the SF County Capital Improvement Advisory Committee






Anna Hansen

  • BDD Board Chair – March 2021
  • BDD Board Vice Chair – March 2020
  • BDD Board Member – March 2017
  • Board of County Commissioners, District 2, Vice Chair
  • Santa Fe River Commission
  • Council on International Relations
  • Conservation Voters of New Mexico
  • Sierra Club Member
  • Santa Fe Watershed Association
  • Email:  ahansen@santafecountynm.gov
  • Phone:  505-986-6263

Commissioner Hansen was elected to the Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners in November 2016.  She has served as a Commissioner on the Parks and Open Space Advisory Commission from 2007-2015.  Anna served as board member and Chair for the New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for 3 years.  In addition, she served as Chair and member of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS) from 1999 to 2004.

Ms. Hansen established Dakini Design & Photography LLC in 1984.  She worked as Director Community Building and Development for the sustainable residential area of Oshara Village from 20014 to 2010. In 2009, she helped establish Green Fire Times as the art director.


Councilor Jamie Cassutt Sanchez

Jamie Cassutt

Jamie Cassutt was raised in Santa Fe and educated in Santa Fe’s public schools, graduating from Santa Fe High School in 2003. Jamie has always recognized and appreciated the profound influence growing up in Santa Fe had on her perspectives and values. After spending over a decade on the West Coast for higher education and to gain experience in the public health field, she returned to Santa Fe to raise her son in her home community which is so rich in history, diversity, the arts, and nature.

Jamie obtained a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and a Master’s in Public Health from UCLA. Jamie has worked as a School Wellness Coordinator on the front lines of the battle against childhood obesity and diabetes. She also coordinated a Rady Children’s Hospital program that provided health education and literacy promotion while addressing childhood trauma for homeless and low-income families with young children. It was these professional experiences that motivated Jamie to pursue work as a policymaker in order to address social and public health issues through changing policies, systems, and environments.

As a public health professional, Jamie views all public policy as healthy policy because every decision made at City Hall impacts the physical, emotional, and financial well-being of individuals and the community. As City Councilor, she is committed to working for the welfare of all Santa Feans to ensure that the City Different remains a place where families of all social backgrounds and economic means can live and thrive.



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Justin Greene

Justin has resided in Santa Fe with his wife, Sandra Higaskino-Greene and dog, Leo, for 30 years.

He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of New Mexico and bachelor’s degree in architecture from Syracuse University. Co-founder of Warehouse 21 and the Santa Fe Teen Arts Center, he is an active volunteer for the New Mexico Children’s Foundation and the Buckaroo Ball Committee that provides funding to local charities serving Santa Fe County youth.  He recently led the effort to secure private funding for the design and creation of the Fort Marcy Dog Park.

Justin is the founder of Dashing Delivery, Santa Fe’s only locally owned, sustainable food delivery service for 19 years, and has helped over 50 locally owned restaurants connect with the community, remain in business and retain employees. Justin is committed to achieving a carbon neutral footprint by 2025 and uses electric and hybrid vehicles for their delivery business.

Justin advises and serves on the Legislative Jobs Council, Pueblo of Tesuque Development Corporation and Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee. He participated in the development of the Santa Fe Convention Center, the redevelopment of the Santa Fe Railyard, and the conversion of Camel Rock Casino into a film studio. He is developing a solar-powered restaurant incubator to encourage Santa Feans to start and grow their own businesses.

Justin participated on the City of Santa Fe Planning Commission on affordable housing and continues to work on positive change for sustainable development solutions and affordable housing options.

Justin continues to utilize wealth of experience to benefit District 1 constituents and Santa Fe County as a whole. Justin stated, “Moving forward is about progress. It is time to look to a brighter future and start to make it happen. OUR County OUR Future.” Justin is proud and honored to represent the Santa Fe County District 1.


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JC Helms, PhD

  • Citizen At-Large BDD Board Member – March 2016
  • SF County Water Policy Advisory Committee
  • President, New Mexico Companies, LLC
  • Harvard College, BA
  • Eberhard-Karls Universitaet-Germany, Fulbright Scholar
  • Harvard University, PhD
  • Email: westernservices@msn.com

Mr. Helms grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and has lived the past 27 years in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.  He has a great interest in water issues for the Santa Fe community.

He currently runs his own business New Mexico Companies, which offers both residential and commercial construction, in addition to building affordable housing options for the Santa Fe Community.  He has 43 years of construction and development industries experience, mainly in the Southwest, but has traveled worldwide with contract development ventures for corporations such as Western Services Construction, Hunt Building Corporation, Gerald D. Hines Interests, General Electric, Litton Industries, Rockwell International, Development Corporation, Knight, Frank, Rutley of London and Linbeck Construction of Houston and Iran, along with many other companies.







Peter Ives

  • Citizen At-Large Alternate BDD Board Member – March 2020
  • BDD Board Chairperson
  • BDD City Councilor







Tom Egelhoff

  • BDD Board Member, Non voting – Las Campanas Representative – January 2017
  • Director of Agronomy at Las Campanas
  • Rutgers University, Graduate Professional Golf Turf Grass Management Program
  • Ohio Air National Guard Unit
  • US Army Reserve
  • Email: tegelhoff@clublc.com

Tom has a passion and particular interests in the environment, water quality and conservation, and birding sanctuaries.

Tom is a native of Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Rutgers University in the Professional Turf Grass Management Program after deployment to Desert Storm with the Ohio Air National Guard. Tom has been a Golf Course Superintendent at the Club at Las Campanas since 2002. Under Tom’s direction, he has focused on improving turf quality, and improving irrigation water distributions systems at the Club at Las Campanas. As a water conservation advocate, Tom has successfully managed over 150 acre feet of conserved yearly water usage at the Las Campanas golf course.

He has been involved with the BDD and water allocation as it pertains to the Club during the planning and construction phases of BDD since 2008.  Tom continues to work on a variety of water and habit conservation measures at the Club, and recently attained Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary certification at the Club at Las Campanas.