Due to the Covid -19 virus all in person public Trustee meetings have been suspended until further notice.

Meetings are being conducted using Zoom.

Thank you for your understanding.


The District is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Trustees are elected annually by the customers that reside in the District boundries outlined in the charter.

The Trustees serve staggered 3 year terms.

Meetings are held via Zoom on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 8:00 AM. For a link to the meeting, please email Superintendent Michael Rogers at

TRUSTEE                                                                 TERM                             EMAIL

John Perry,  President                                               2024        

James Golter , Treasurer                                          2023             

Julia O’Connell, Clerk                                               2022             

Robert Gray                                                                 2023          

Julie Pelkey                                                                  2022          




John Perry





James E. Golter

Age:   61

Years residing in Kittery:  25

Career Experience: I have over 40 years of experience in the plumbing and heating industry. I have owned and operated J. Golter Plumbing & Heating since 1986. I am currently licensed in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Objectives/Goals: As a Trustee of the Kittery Water District, my goal is to educate our water users on the various processes and regulations of the District and to help the community come together to maintain and protect our valuable resources.

Trustee Experience:

  • Served on the Kittery Water District Board of Trustees for the past 13 years.
  • Experience in water treatment systems and as a Trustee have visited multiple treatment plant facilities in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts to assess their operations.
  • Worked to update the Kittery Water District’s Backflow Protection Program based on the State of Maine’s Public Utilities Commission Codes.
  • Have worked in conjunction with Wright Pierce Engineering on site pilot studies to explore treatment options.
  • Currently a member of Maine Rural Water Association, Maine Water Utilities and the New England Water Works Association.

Licenses Held:

ME Master Plumber #MS6900                                   ME Gas #PNT5909

ME Master #1 & #2 Oils 15 GPH #MS30012057    NH Master Plumber #2645

NH Gas #GFE0804488                                                  MA Master Plumber #PL16273-M

MA Journeyman Plumber #PL32851-J                     MA Gas Technician

RPZ Backflow Prevention Device Inspector/Tester Certification #0014199

Practical Experience:

  • Design and installed water treatment systems, pressure reducing stations and water booster systems in residential and commercial facilities.
  • Installed water mains and sewer piping.
  • Installed and serviced centrifugal water pumps.
  • Worked with Weston & Sampson Engineering, installing plumbing systems for the Kittery Sewer Leachate facility.
  • Worked for Phillips Exeter Academy for 20 years designing and installing water, sewer and steam condensate systems.
  • Installed fuel oil and LPG tanks both above and below ground.
  • Install and service hydronic and steam heating plants.


Julia O’Connell, Trustee KWD       Bio and related work experience

Formal Education

BSN  Fairleigh Dickinson University

BS Health Studies   UNH

Groundwater course  WBNERR  (Waquoit Bay National Estuary Reserve)

Maine Rural Water Association – annual conferences and workshops including financial management of water districts

Registered Nurse   Thirty years experience in direct patient care and in high acuity settings, ie. research and teaching hospital UCSF (Aids epidemic during the 1980’s)  Emergency Dept., Oakland, Ca.

Governance  Experience  Town councilor,  Cotuit, Mass.

Small Business owner for over 40 years     (Nurse manager for home care cases  supervised up to 10 employees   Gardening and landscape business )

Legal Assistant  summarized depositions, researched  documents for SF, Ca. legal firms

Forest land management

Forest fire fighter California   Seasonal firefighter assisting hotshot crews with fire suppression

USFS  research assistant- Studied Effects of clearcutting versus strip cutting on the Hubbard Brook  Watershed, NH

USFS  forest aide on timber crew-   Performed stand exams, cruised and graded timber for  harvests,  marked stands for thinning and logging,  performed reforestation practices,  and control burns

Water Quality Testing and Monitoring

UNH zoology water research assistant

U-Mass water quality monitoring assistant –   5 year monthly data collection (dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll, particulants, nutrients, fecal coliform) of local waterways that enabled state funding to be awarded for cleanup of a river and a bay

Taught high school students basics of water testing and environmental concerns

Volunteer/ work–   Energy Committee Kittery        Solar Install Project Manager SEAREI Portsmouth, NH     Solarize program southern Maine,  End 68 hours of Hunger,  Mentor Program Kittery Public Schools



Robert Gray




Julie Pelkey