For immediate release
Clean Water Services Seeks Applicants for Advisory Commission
Hillsboro, OR — September 4, 2012 —
Clean Water Services' Board of Directors is seeking applications from individuals to serve a three-year term on its Clean Water Advisory Commission (CWAC).
There are currently four vacancies on the Commission. One vacancy is for a representative from Commission District #4 which includes much of the rural area of Washington County and the cities of Banks, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro and North Plains. A second vacancy is for Commission District #1 which includes much of Beaverton, Aloha, Cooper Mountain and Reedville. Applicants for these positions must reside in the respective Commission District to be eligible. The other two vacancies are for an environmental position and filling an uncompleted term for an at-large position. Applicants for these vacancies must live in Washington County or conduct business within Clean Water Services' boundaries which include the urban grown boundary in Washington County as well as the Cities of North Plains, Banks and Gaston.
The purpose of the 15-member CWAC is to review and discuss major policy issues and programs related to the management of water resources in the Tualatin River Watershed and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. Clean Water Services' Board of Directors also serves as the Washington County Commissioners. Meetings are generally held on the evening of the third Wednesday of each month and typically run two hours.
Commission applications are available on Clean Water Services' website at cleanwaterservices.org or at the District's main office at 2550 SW Hillsboro Highway, Hillsboro. Citizens interested in applying for CWAC are encouraged to contact Mark Jockers at (503) 681-4450. Applications will be accepted through October 12, 2012 or until the positions are filled.
Clean Water Services is a water resource management utility for more than 527,000 people in urban Washington County and small portions of Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Lake Oswego, and Portland. Clean Water Services operates four wastewater treatment facilities, constructs and maintains flood management and water quality projects, and manages flow in the Tualatin River to improve water quality and protect fish habitat. Although Clean Water Services maintains a close working relationship with Washington County government, it is a separately managed and financed public utility.
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