About Us

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The mission of the Sangre de Cristo Acequia Association is to preserve acequias, their traditional governance and water rights.

The Sangre de Cristo Acequia Association (SCAA) is a 501(c)3 organization representing over 73 acequias, which in turn support approximately 300 families.  Our office is located in the town of San Luis, Colorado.

pdfBy-Laws of the Sangre de Cristo Acequia Association


Board of Directors

Delmer Vialpando, President

Delmer Vialpando, President

Andy Manzanares, Vice President

Andy Manzanares, Vice President

Bea Ferrigno, Secretary

Bea Ferrigno, Secretary

Charlie Maestas, Treasurer

Charlie Maestas, Treasurer

Norman Maestas, Grant Administrator

Norman Maestas, Grant Administrator

Junita Martinez

Junita Martinez

Juan R. Maestas

Juan R. Maestas

Dave Marquez

Dave Marquez


Staff

Matthew Valdez, Executive Director

Matthew Valdez, Executive Director

Eugene Jacquez, Liaison, Acequia Legal Assistance Program

Eugene Jacquez, Liaison, Acequia Legal Assistance Program

Judy Lopez, Part-time Project Manager, Colorado Open Lands

Judy Lopez, Part-time Project Manager, Colorado Open Lands