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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 three open positions: 

  • Agriculture Representative 2: Applicants for this position must own, manage or work for an agricultural business or organization that operates within Clean Water Services’ boundaries
  • Business Representative 1: Applicants must own or manage a business in Washington County other than land development or construction. 
  • District Representative 3: Applicants must live in Washington County Commission District 3, which includes Bull Mountain, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, a segment of Wilsonville, and much of the rural area southeast of the Tualatin River.    

Applications will be accepted until August 4, 2023, or until the positions 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, or call Shannon Huggins at 503-681-3694. 

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. 

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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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