I am nearing the end of my four year term of public office as Commissioner on the Oceanside Water District. I will not be running for relection in the May special election. My term expires on June 31, 2011.
If you’re a registered voter living in the district – that includes the Cape Meares and Oceanside communities – please consider running for the board. We have a great group; Geoff Davey and Henry Wheeler from the Capes, Bob Garrigues from Cape Meares are currently on the board and will continue to serve. Luke Rogers recently moved out of the area so we’re missing representation from Cape Meares, and we’d like to maintain the traditional Oceanside-Cape Meares 3-2 ratio so we’re looking for board members from each community.
The Board meets one a month on the Monday of the month for approximately 90 minutes. Board materials are provided for review a few days before the meeting.
I’m pleased that during my term of service the board has taken on longer range planning and is working to make the inevitable replacement of our small aging plan a smooth one with the least financial impact possible to the community. Our water master Alan Tuckey is hard at work keeping the plant in good operation while helping us plan for the future.
Please consider joining the OWD board. You can contact me directly or reach any of the board members – we’d be happy to answer any questions. You can also contact our office manager Tami who can fill you in on the special election process and has the forms for you to use. Deadline to file is March 15.
OWD phone: 503-842-6462
Office location: 5390 Netarts Highway NW , Oceanside
I thank you for the opportunity to have served the district.