Mike Scheid is general manager for the East Larimer County (ELCO) Water District, a Title 32 special district created in 1962 that provides domestic water service to a population of approximately 20,000 in an area north and east of the city of Fort Collins.

Mike grew up working in agriculture in Weld County, which is where he developed his initial appreciation for water in the west.  After spending nearly 17 years with ELCO, Mike has been heavily involved with the development of water rights for domestic supply and has seen the effects that the increasing price and decreasing availability of water has had on development in ELCO.