Your Team

Meet the team that keeps your District running

Rodney Olson

General Manager

Rodney joined the District in 2008, becoming certified in 2009. During his time at LCWSD Rodney has implemented several technological advances including a real time monitoring system for our wells and lift stations, as well as implementing a comprehensive online map of our District. 

When Rodney is not busy running the District, he enjoys woodworking, and spending time outdoors; camping and hiking with his wife, Tami and their five children, five grandchildren and two dogs.  


Cody Osterday

Operator

Cody joined the District in 2011, becoming certified in 2012. Cody has proven to be in invaluable asset to the District. Throughout his time with the District Cody has had the opportunity to work on nearly every lift station, generator, well, and meter in the District.

When Cody isn’t busy keeping the District running, he enjoys tending to his bees and many adventures with his wife, Holly and their two children.


Scott Ring

Operator

Scott joined the District in 2016, becoming certified in 2017. Scott has been a great addition to the team. During his time with the District Scott has gained statewide recognition for his contribution to the team; winning Wastewater Operator of the Year at the 2022 Montana Rural Water Association Convention.

When Scott isn’t busy keeping the District running, he enjoys hocky (playing and watching) and boating with his wife, Kim and their two children. 


Rebecca Good

District Secretary

Rebecca joined the District in 2021. Although Rebecca is new to the industry, she brings with her over a decade of experience in the field. She has enjoyed learning all the District offers, not only it’s customers, but the community as well. 

When Rebecca is not in the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors soaking up all that Montana has to offer with her husband, Vince and their two dogs, Matilda & Sophia. 


Your Board of Directors

Marc Liechti

President

For the past 25 years, Director Liechti has used his extensive engineering knowledge, technical skills, and experience to assist staff in overseeing the District’s robust infrastructure system. It has been Marc and the District’s continued goal to provide safe, reliable, and affordable water and sewer service for the upper west shore community and protect Flathead Lake.

Now in his 17th year as President of the Board of Directors, Director Liechti has ensured that the District operates in a professional and trustworthy manner while always having the ratepayers’ interests at the forefront. He has advised staff and consultants while developing the District’s Capital Improvement Plans, Preliminary Engineering Reports, and other District documents. He has been heavily involved in water and sewer rate reviews for the District and has maintained relationships with important community stakeholders and regulatory officials. Thanks to his leadership, the District has maintained fiscal discipline and engaged in strategic long-term planning, allowing the District to continually invest in upgrades to its infrastructure while maintaining the lowest water and sewer rates in Flathead County. Director Liechti takes great pride in listening to ratepayers, district management, and operators in identifying ways to improve the District.

Marc graduated from Gewerbe Schule in Rapperswil, Switzerland with an education in Underground and Surface Engineering in 1985. His 40-year professional career included various roles in private civil engineering firms, including current ownership of APEC Engineering in Somers. Marc is a registered Water and Wastewater Operator with the State of Montana and manages several small water and sewer systems across the Flathead Valley.

In addition to his service at LCWSD, Director Liechti currently serves on the Flathead Municipal Airport Authority Board of Directors (which oversees the management of Glacier Park International Airport), the Flathead County Technical Advisory Committee and Troutbeck Rise Homeowners Association. He previously served as a board member and president for over 10 years with the Kalispell Legion Baseball Association.


Roxanne Wadman

Vice President

Roxanne and her husband Jay moved to Lakeside in 2003 and built their home in Mission View Terrace where they still reside. Roxanne served on the Mission View Terrace HOA Board in 2012, where she was put in charge of managing the water system. This was a valuable learning experience for her. After extensive discussion amongst the Board, the decision was made to turn their system over to the Lakeside Water and Sewer District for clean, reliable service and many, much-needed, upgrades.

Roxanne joined the LCWSD Board of Directors in 2014 because of her newfound passion for ensuring reliable water and sewer services throughout her community. Roxanne has enjoyed learning about the intricacies of the system, and all that goes into not only keeping the District running but expanding as well. Roxanne has very much enjoyed serving her community and looks forward to remaining on the Board for many years to come.


James ‘Jim’ Heim

Member

Jim Heim was raised in the Flathead Valley, graduated from Flathead County High School & Northern Montana College in Havre, MT. During his High School-year summers, he worked on farms and ranches in the Flathead & Pleasant Valley (Marion). Prior to marriage as a young adult Jim worked construction around the Flathead and in the labor force with the Anaconda Aluminum Company in Columbia Falls, MT. After marriage, he spent 25 years with the Bell Telephone System in Washington State.

After the breakup of the Bell System in the mid 1980’s, an attractive retirement opportunity in1990, allowed Mr. Heim and his spouse Linda to return to their home county after raising their two children. After returning to the valley, Jim spent the next 20 years as Lakeside County Water & Sewer District Board member & Chair including 16 years as General Manager of the District and continues today as a member since 2016 on the LCWSD board. Jim has served as past Chair of Immanuel Lutheran Communities (Now Immanuel Living) board of directors & continues today in his 7th year on that board, also past director on the Kalispell Noon Rotary board plus numerous years on Eidsvold Lutheran Church committees and Church Council.

Jim considers his Utility management experience with the Bell Telephone System and his 28-year affiliation with LCWSD a continuing continuity of insight and understanding of utility industry technology changes, rate pressures, emerging issues, and plain old commitment to service to rate-paying customers.

Jim & Linda have six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


David Cordell

Member

David Cordell has lived in the Flathead Valley since 1996. He and his family opened The Apple Barrel Inc. that was a continuation of their farm operation in Washington state. Through his business development, he has created and established long-lasting relationships with the Flathead County Health Department. Their expansion over the years included a winery, a community water system, and a level 2 sand mound sewer system.

After selling their business in 2018, they relocated to Lakeside to pursue a custom residential construction career. Having completed several projects in the Lakeside area introduced him to the Lakeside Water and Sewer District. Working closely with the District created a bond with the personnel.

In 2021 David joined the Board of the Lakeside Water and Sewer District. He accepted the post as an opportunity to merge his past experiences with methods to serve the Lakeside community.

David and his wife, Dana, are avid sailors and members of the North Flathead Yacht Club.


Todd Fleming

Member

Bio coming soon