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, is responsible for developing policies and procedures to improve TVWD services.
Board meetings are usually held the third Wednesday of each month. They are televised on Tualatin Valley Community Television, and live audio during the meeting can be heard on our website. 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: Bernice Bagnall
A 40-year resident and customer of the
District, Bernice Bagnall has an extensive
background in public and private utility financial planning, with a
specific focus on rates and oversight. Her 30-year career in
utility finance and economics included employment with Pacific
Power and Light Co., City of Portland and Clean Water Services.
Commissioner Bagnall retired in 2011 as the Chief Financial Officer
for TVWD. She also brings to the District an impressive history of
leadership in the public sector and water industry, including past
board and committee positions with the Oregon Government Finance
Officers Association, Oregon Municipal Debt Advisory Commission,
American Water Works Association Rates and Charges Committee and
the Association of Clean Water Agencies Finance Committee.
Commissioner Bagnall believes that providing exceptional value and principled long-range planning for customers will help build trust and loyalty. This will require TVWD to find meaningful ways to measure the effectiveness of programs and find innovative ways to communicate with customers and leverage partnerships to provide best value for the dollars invested. Commissioner Bagnall was sworn into office on the Board of Commissioners on September 21, 2016.
Send a message to Commissioner Bagnall.
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.
Commissioner Schmidt was sworn into office on the TVWD Board of Commissioners on July 20, 2005. His interest in serving on the Board 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. He is also a member of the Joint Water Commission.
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 July 21, 1993 and a lifelong resident of the District, he currently is the TVWD representative to the Regional Water Providers Consortium Board. Commissioner Duggan believes the District must be continually vigilant and actively pursue partnerships with the other water providers in the region to ensure emergency supplies, explore economic efficiencies and properly plan for growth. He thinks the District must also maintain its focus on consistently providing excellent service to all its 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 grassroots activists how to get involved in local
politics. In the past, Commissioner Burke has served as the
executive director of a third party in the State of Oregon and was
its candidate for governor in 1998. Commissioner 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 professional engineer who has served on the TVWD Board since January 21, 1998. Prior to his retirement, during his 40-year plus engineering career, Commissioner Doane 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.
He is pleased with TVWD's decision to provide the redundancy and security of having three distinct surface supply sources for the District. Commissioner desires that TVWD continue with its successful efforts to promote conservation and sustainability. He serves on the Joint Water Commission and the Barney Reservoir Joint Ownership Commission.
Send a message to Commissioner Doane.