Board of Commissioners
Your Elected Water District Officials
TVWD is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners elected to four-year terms by District voters. The Board of Commissioners, with guidance from TVWD staff, are responsible for developing policies and procedures to improve your TVWD's services and efficiency.
Board meetings are usually held the third Wednesday of each month. They are televised on Tualatin Valley Community Television, and live audio can be heard on our Web site. Links to the live audio page, meeting minutes and agendas, and past audio can be found on our Board Meetings and Minutes Web Page.
Position 1: Marilyn McWilliams
Marilyn McWilliams has lived in the District for 40 years. She taught science, math and computers in Beaverton schools, later changing careers to do analytical laboratory work. She worked in the Oregon Public Health Laboratory doing drinking water analysis and other tests. Later Marilyn worked for the Portland Water Pollution Control Laboratory where she analyzed environmental waters and sludges. She is now enjoying retirement.
Her elected career started in 1990, when she served on the Sunset High Local School Committee and the district Siting and Boundary Committee. She has been active following environmental issues. Marilyn is currently the Vice President of the Commission, and a member of the Willamette River Water Coalition, which oversees the Willamette River Treatment Plant. She serves as the Washington County Special Districts Representative on the Metro Policy Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Barney Reservoir Joint Ownership Commission and the Joint Water Commission. She feels it is an honor to represent the customers of the Tualatin Valley Water District and is committed to work to insure access to an adequate supply of clean, reliable, affordable water.
Send a message to Commissioner McWilliams.
Position 2: Dick Schmidt
Dick Schmidt has called Washington County home for 25 years. A native Oregonian, he grew up on a farm between Albany and Lebanon. He served four years in the United States Navy from 1963-1967, and worked for 30 years in special weapons laboratories and in analytical laboratories specializing in water, wastewater and stormwater. Now retired, he spent nearly 20 years at the City of Portland, where he worked as an analyst in the Water Pollution Control Lab, as a code specialist in the Office of Sustainable Development and as a stormwater permit manager in the Bureau of Environmental Services. Dick's interest in serving on the Tualatin Valley Water District Board of Commissioners stems from his lifelong interest in water chemistry and quality and a desire to use his knowledge and experience to benefit his community today - and in the future.
Send a message to Commissioner Schmidt.
Position 3: Jim Duggan
Jim Duggan is a registered professional engineer specializing in civil and environmental engineering. He is employed by the City of Beaverton. A Board member since 1993 and a life-long resident of the district, Jim currently is the TVWD representative to the Regional Water Providers Consortium Board. Jim believes the district must be continually vigilant and actively pursue partnerships with the other water providers in the region to assure emergency supplies, explore economic efficiencies, and properly plan for growth. Jim thinks the district must also maintain its focus on consistently providing excellent service to all our customers.
Send a message to Commissioner Duggan.
Position 4: Richard Burke
Richard Burke currently serves as the
Executive Director of Western Liberty Network, a non-profit
organization that teaches grass roots activists how to get involved
in local politics. In the past, Mr. Burke has served as the
executive director of a third party in the state of Oregon and was
its candidate for governor in 1998. Mr. Burke also worked in the
Oregon legislature in 2001, ran a computer network consultancy, and
ran an Internet Service Provider service.
Send a message to Commissioner Burke.
Position 5: Jim Doane
Jim Doane is a retired professional engineer who has served on the TVWD Board since the late 1990s. During his 40 year plus engineering career, Jim specialized in water resource engineering and other aspects of civil engineering such as seismicity. He worked in both the public and private sectors and was the Portland Water Bureau's Chief Engineer. Jim is pleased with TVWD's decision to provide the redundancy and security of having three distinct surface supply sources for the district. Jim desires that TVWD continue with its successful efforts to promote conservation and sustainability.
Send a message to Commissioner Doane.