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Clean Water Services Seeks Applicants for Advisory Commission

Members advise on water resources management policies and programs

Clean Water Services’ Board of Directors is seeking applicants to serve four-year terms on its  Clean Water Services Advisory Commission (CWAC). The 15 members of CWAC review major policy issues and programs related to the management of water resources in the Tualatin River Watershed and make recommendations to the Board. The Clean Water Services Board also serves as the Washington County Board of Commissioners

There are six open positions: 

  • Builder/Developer Representative #2: Applicants for this position must work in the builder/developer community operating within Clean Water Services’ boundaries.
  • Business Representative #2: Applicants must be an owner or manager of businesses in Washington County other than land development or construction.
  • Environment Representative #2: Applicants must be a member or employee of an environmental organization or interest group active in Washington County. 
  • District 4 Representative: Applicants must live in Washington County Commission District 4, which includes including Banks, North Plains, Forest Grove, Cornelius, and Gaston. 
  • District 2 Representative: Applicants must live in Washington County Commission District 2, which includes Bethany, Cedar Hills, Cedar Mill, Helvetia, Raleigh Hills, Rock Creek, and portions of Beaverton and Hillsboro. 
  • District At-Large Representative: Applicants must live in Washington County. 

Applications will be accepted until the position are filled. CWAC applications are available online or at the CWS main office at 2550 SW Hillsboro Highway in Hillsboro. People interested in applying for CWAC are encouraged to email info@cleanwaterservices.org or call Mark Jockers at 503.681.4450. 

Meetings are generally held in the evening on the second Wednesday of each month and last about two hours. By donating a modest amount of time to work in partnership with elected officials and staff, a community member can add much to the character of Clean Water Services. The voice and viewpoint of a community member can be the turning point in many policy decisions. 

Everything we do at Clean Water Services aims to protect public health, while enhancing the natural environment of the Tualatin River Watershed. Combining science and nature, we work in partnership with others to safeguard the river’s health and vitality, ensure the economic success of our region, and protect public health for more than 600,000 people in urban Washington County. Although Clean Water Services maintains a close working relationship with Washington County government, it is separately managed and financed. 

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