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Water Environment Services Advisory Committee


After the formalization of the Water Environment Services (WES) partnership between Clackamas County Service District No. 1 (CCSD#1), Tri-City Service District (TCSD) and the Surface Water Management Agency of Clackamas County (SWMACC) on Nov. 3, 2016, WES developed a comprehensive communication and engagement outreach initiative to help it better understand what it needs to do to strengthen its relationship with the communities it serves.

As a result this comprehensive process, WES developed a recommended advisory committee structure and an accompanying set of bylaws to govern that committee upon establishment. On Sept. 14, 2017, the Board of County Commissioners of Clackamas County (BCC) acting as the governing body of WES, created a standing advisory committee consisting of customers, stakeholders and city representatives referred to as the Water Environment Services Advisory Committee.

In September 2017, an extensive recruitment process was launched to find 16 members to serve on the committee. Community members and representatives from partner cities participated with WES in the application screening process that followed.

On Dec. 5, 2017, The BCC approved the recommendations for committee membership. The committee will meet quarterly with the first meeting scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Floor Auditorium, Room 115 of the Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045.


Jan. 11 agenda packet

Committee structure

The committee provides input and makes recommendations on surface water and wastewater issues to WES and the BCC. Additionally, the committee will:

Members have experience and/or background in wastewater management, watershed health and restoration, economic development, and surface water. Members must reside or work within the WES service area.

WES serves the cities of Gladstone, Happy Valley, Johnson City, Milwaukie, Oregon City, West Linn and the communities of unincorporated Clackamas County.

Committee membership includes:


Water Environment Services Technical Advisory Team

The Water Environment Services Technical Advisory Team is designed to seek participation and input from a working group of engineers and technical staff from WES and partner cities. Team meetings provide a forum where members can work collaboratively to find solutions for regional issues. The team’s first meeting was held on Nov. 1, 2017. The team meets on a quarterly basis.

Elected Officials Forum

The Elected Officials Forum was created in response to a request from elected representatives from within the Water Environment Services area to engage on issues of common interest. It is designed to promote shared understanding of regional and local issues related to policies and the future of wastewater management. It also provides an opportunity for the Board of County Commissioners to solicit input and ideas for future conversations. The first Elected Officials Forum was held Oct. 18, 2017. Forums are held on quarterly basis

March 29 agenda packet
Feb. 23 agenda
Oct. 18 agenda summary

For more information, please contact liaison Lauren Haney at 503-742-5491.

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Water Environment Services

Development Services Building

Water Environment Services

Phone number 503-742-4567
Address 150 Beavercreek Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
Hours Monday to Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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