Advisory Committees

WES 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.

Committee Structure

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

  • Provide a forum for coordinating, learning, understanding and gathering input on surface water and wastewater plans, policies, rules and regulations, fees, and projects;
  • Review, discuss and make recommendations on proposed operational and multi-zone capital improvements to the region's surface water and wastewater treatment systems, master plans, investment strategies and capital projects; and
  • Advise on and support the implementation of educational and public engagement strategies on issues relating to wastewater services, bio-solids management, surface water management, watershed health, erosion control and other related topics.

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:

  • 6 ratepayers from cities in WES service area
    • Christopher Bowker, Gladstone
    • Greg DiLoreto, West Linn
    • Anthony Fields, Milwaukie
    • William Gifford, Oregon City
    • Michael Morrow, Happy Valley
    • Brian Johnson (serving in dual capacities)
  • 2 ratepayers from unincorporated Clackamas County
    • Kathryn Miller, Unincorporated representative
    • Lori Olund, Miles Fiberglass and Composites 
  • 6 elected officials
    • Mary Baumgardner, West Linn City Councilor
    • Angel Falconer, Milwaukie City Councilor
    • David Golobay, Happy Valley City Councilor
    • Brian Johnson, Johnson City Council representative
    • Rocky Smith, Oregon City Commissioner
    • Tammy Stempel, Gladstone Mayor
  • 2 environmental representatives
    • Rita Baker, Greater Oregon City Watershed Council
    • Renee Harber, Environmental Learning Center at Clackamas Community College
  • 2 members of development community
    • Tessah Danel, Bank of the West, Oregon City
    • Roseann Johnson, Home Builders Association Metro Portland
  • 2 business owners or managers
    • Diana Helm, Business representative, Terra Casa, Unincorporated area
    • David Schleef, Business representative, 503 Distilling, Oregon City
  • County Board Liaisons
    • Martha Schrader, Commissioner; Paul Savas, Commissioner Liaison alternate

Bylaws

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WES Advisory Committee

Thursday, March 18, 2021

6:00 pm
The committee provides input and makes recommendations on wastewater and surface water issues to Water Environment Services and the Board of County Commissioners.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

6:30 pm
The Clackamas Water Environment Services Advisory Committee will meet virtually on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

6:30 pm
The Clackamas Water Environment Services Advisory Committee will meet virtually on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

6:30 pm
The Water Environment Services Advisory Committee will meet virtually on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

6:30 pm
Strengthening our relationship with the communities we serve.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

6:30 pm
The committee provides input and makes recommendations on wastewater and surface water issues to Water Environment Services and the Board of County Commissioners.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

6:30 pm
Provides input and makes recommendations on wastewater and surface water issues to Water Environment Services and the Board of County Commissioners.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

6:30 pm

The committee provides input and makes recommendations on wastewater and surface water issues to Water Environment Services and the Board of County Commissioners.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Lauren Haney at lhaney@clackamas.us or 503-742-4591.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

6:30 pm

The Water Environment Services Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, November 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 115 of the Clackamas County Development Services Building at 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City.

The committee provides input and makes recommendations on wastewater and surface water issues to Water Environment Services and the Board of County Commissioners.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Lauren Haney at lhaney@clackamas.us or 503-742-4591

Thursday, October 24, 2019

6:30 pm
The committee provides input and makes recommendations on wastewater and surface water issues to Water Environment Services and the Board of County Commissioners.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

6:30 pm
The committee provides input and makes recommendations on wastewater and surface water issues to Water Environment Services and the Board of County Commissioners.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

6:30 pm

The Water Environment Services Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, May 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room 115 of the Clackamas County Development Services Building at 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City.

The committee provides input and makes recommendations on wastewater and surface water issues to Water Environment Services and the Board of County Commissioners.

For more information, members of the media and the public may contact Lauren Haney at lhaney@clackamas.us or 503-742-4591.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

6:30 pm
The committee provides input and makes recommendations on wastewater and surface water issues to Water Environment Services and the Board of County Commissioners.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

6:30 pm
The committee provides input and makes recommendations on wastewater and surface water issues to Water Environment Services and the Board of County Commissioners.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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

Jan. 28, 2019 agenda   audio  
Dec. 13, 2018 agenda summary audio  
July 30, 2018 agenda summary audio packet
June 25, 2018 agenda summary audio packet
March 29, 2018 agenda summary audio packet
Feb. 23, 2018 agenda summary audio  
Oct. 18, 2017 agenda summary    

For more information, please contact liaison Lauren Haney at lhaney@clackamas.us 503-742-4591.

Phone:503-742-4567
Fax:503-742-4565
Email:wescustomerservice@clackamas.us

150 Beavercreek Road #430, Oregon City, OR 97045

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