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From: Tim Heider, Clackamas County Public Affairs Manager, (503) 742-5911


Clackamas County

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Gregory Geist appointed as director of Clackamas County Water Environment Services

Gregory Geist has been appointed director of Clackamas County Water Environment Services. Geist was named to the position Monday following a nationwide recruitment.

He had been serving as acting director since December.

“Greg brings extensive experience and leadership to this important position. He was clearly at the top of a strong and competitive field of candidates. I have every confidence he will do an incredible job leading WES,” said County Administrator Donald Krupp.

“WES provides vital services to our communities and I’m looking forward to building a legacy of excellence, engagement and cooperation,” stated Geist.

Geist started at WES as Water Quality Manager in 2013. His previous experience includes 15 years at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and before then at the City of Salem.

He holds a master’s degree in environmental science and a bachelor’s degree in physical sciences from Washington State University.

For more information, please contact Tim Heider at (503) 742-5911 or

*This press release was updated on March 24 to include Geist’s quote.


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