Category: Recall Update


  • Excerpt from an email to fellow EWUA Members, July 11, 2024: “The people being recalled should not be the people managing the recall meeting and counting the ballots that could remove them from the Board. “The dominant Board Faction — Jim Nelson, Teri Nigretto, Mike Cleveland, and Leith Templin — refuses to permit a neutral…

  • This is a report on the Farm to Market LLC vs EWUA lawsuit hearing. Written by the Concerned Eastsound Water Users* _____________________________________________________ On July 3, 2024, the San Juan Superior Court held a nearly two-hour hearing on the flawed 2023 EWUA director election process.  At the close, Judge Kathryn Loring said she will take time…

  • Did you see Director Jim Cook’s Statement? Here is an excerpt: “Five years later I met Steve Smith and discovered that the Board of Eastsound Water was fraught with irregularities, if not outright financial malfeasance, bullying, and related organizational dysfunction. Though much of this mess was supposedly “resolved” through a legal agreement between the Board…

  • Letter to EWUA Members The current Secretary/Treasurer of Eastsound Water Users Association, Carol Anderson, along with fellow Directors, Jim Cook and Ron Claus, are asking the Members to recall Teri Nigretto, Jim Nelson, and Leith Templin for acting in bad faith. The General Manager, Dan Burke, and the majority of the Board, led by Teri…

  • Farm to Market LLC lawsuit against Eastsound Sound Water Association This is not a new lawsuit but a continuation of the lawsuit filed in November 2023 regarding the seriously flawed election process. EWUA vigorously defended the multiple errors in the election. Motion to reset the election Declaration of Mike Parnell Declaration of Joan Pradhan Declaration…

  • The Recall Effort Ends Our efforts to recall Eastsound Water Users Association Board members ends. The recall seems unnecessary now that most of the original list of those to recall are not there. Four of the Board members who we believed were responsible for the many problems at EWUA have departed. Board Members We have…

  • You have probably received a ballot and proxy form from EWUA. We have not received ours yet; they seem to like to pretend that we are not Members. Please do complete the ballot yourself. Vote for two. Make sure that your ballot is back in the EWUA offices by November 10. We suggest you do…

  • The EWUA Board intends to hire a new auditor to do a “full audit of EWUA.” On April 6, 2023, the EWUA Board hired Tiffany Couch of Acuity Forensics to review some of the General Manager’s transactions that looked questionable. Acuity was recommended by the Board attorney and selected by Jim Nelson. She was the…

  • After Team Recall published the forensic report, the EWUA Board scrambled with multiple meetings per week to formulate a response to the findings and recommendations made in the forensic report.  You can see the forensic report here. EWUA called their response an Implementation Report (IR) and declared that all 12 recommendations made by the forensic…

  • News and Updates Tenar Hall’s Open Letter Q&A with Steve Smith Forensic Investigation Report (see PDF download) Calendar of Events EWUA Bylaws (PDF download) Petition and Proxy Forms – Please sign both