The Triview Metropolitan District Board of Directors is, from front left, Vice President Marco Fiorito and Director James Otis: from back left, Secretary/Treasurer James Barnhart, President Mark Melville, and Director Anthony Sexton.
Photo courtesy of Our Community News
Triview is a special district governed by its Board of Directors consisting of five publicly elected Board Members. Regular elections are held every two years in a staggered sequence of two and three openings to ensure that the board will never consist entirely of new members. Board members serve four-year terms.
Triview holds regular board meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The meetings are held at the Triview office located at 16055 Old Forest Point, Suite 300, Monument, Colorado (unless otherwise noted on the agenda). The Board of Directors appoints and employs a District Manager, and together they oversee the operations of the district. The District Manager, in turn, employs the district staff to carry out the operations set forth by the Board and the District Manager.
Meet the Board
Mark Melville – President
Mark Melville is a 1983 graduate of the Air Force Academy and a retired Air Force officer. He teaches military studies as a volunteer at the Academy. He is the president of the Triview Metropolitan District board of directors and has served on the board for five years. He enjoys serving his community with the goal of preserving and improving the neighborhoods so that the District is a sought-after location for families to live. His favorite part of being on the board is to explore options and make decisions that will set the District up for long-term health with quality roads, parks, water and water infrastructure and wastewater infrastructure. Mark has been married for 30 years and has four children, all living away from home.
Marco Fiorito – Vice President
Marco Fiorito moved to Colorado Springs with his wife, Ann-Marie, in the summer of 2010 and to the Monument area in 2013. They have two wonderful children and two rescue dogs that keep them entertained and quite busy. Marco retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service and multiple moves around the world. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in history and he is currently working on his master’s in history from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. His interests include reading, skiing, the outdoors in general, cooking and traveling. When not at Triview board meetings, he is a substitute librarian with the Pike’s Peak Library District and a part-time stay-at-home Dad, holding the fort down while his better half conquers the world. Marco got his start with Triview soon after moving to Monument by attending the board meetings to better understand how the District operated. Serving on the Triview board is a way for Marco to continue his service to the community and his neighbors, and he considers it a privilege to do so. There are many difficult decisions that the board has to make to ensure the District supports the residents. His primary focus is to improve District operations and the way the District supports and communicates with the residents. And most important of all, he wants to make the District – and Monument overall – a viable and vibrant community for many decades to come. For Marco, the best part of serving on the board is when important decisions result in a positive and lasting outcome for all the District.
James Barnhart – Secretary/Treasurer
James Barnhart has lived in the Triview Metropolitan District with his wife and children since 2014. He was born in Black Forest, and has lived in Colorado his entire life. He graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins with a degree in mechanical engineering. Currently, he works at Skyline Products as the Director of Product Management and the Director of Sales & Customer Service for the Transportation Division. Additionally, he sits on technical committees for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). He chose to serve on the Triview board to give back to his community. He enjoys being involved in the long-term vision and plan for the District so that it’s successful now and in the future, ensuring that current and future residents are proud to live within the District.
James Otis – Director
James Otis is a Health Systems Manager for the Department of Veterans Affairs. An Army veteran, his background is in Logistics Operations & Water Purification and Distribution. He holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration from the University of Denver and is a Certified Small Business Mentor. In his spare time he researches the quality of Colorado’s “solid” water reserves at such locations as Monarch Mountain, Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, and Vail.
Anthony Sexton – Director
Anthony Sexton is a Colorado native. He has lived in Monument and within the Triview Metro District boundary for over five years. He manages and operates a local family-owned lawncare and landscaping company. He has extensive knowledge of outdoor landscape maintenance and is in tune with landscaping best practices and water usage. His favorite part of being a Triview board member is the interaction with the community while implementing projects that benefit the whole community. He enjoys the thoughtful deliberation the board takes as they carefully review projects and the financial impact they will have on district. Anthony believes that everyone has a duty to contribute to their community in some form. His role as a Triview board member, while personally rewarding, is also his effort to serve the community. He’s confident that the tremendous efforts of the other board members and the District’s outstanding leadership are making Triview better for all who live and work there.