Hillsboro's Clean Water Services is looking for applicants to serve on the Clean Water Advisory Commission, with two vacancies on the board.
Applications will be accepted through the end of January, or until positions are filled.
The two vacancies include Commission District No. 1 Representative, which requires applicants to live in the Beaverton, Aloha, Cooper Mountain and Reedville areas. The second open seat is Environmental Representative No. 1, which is open to members of an environmental organization who live, own a business or work in Washington County.
Both positions are for a four-year term on the commission.
"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," said government & public affairs manager Mark Jockers in a release. "By donating a modest amount of time to work in partnership with elected officials and staff, a community member can add much to the character of Clean Water Services. The voice and viewpoint of a community member can be the turning point in many policy decisions."
Meetings are typically held in the evening on the third Wednesday of each month, and run for approximately two hours.
Commission applications are available on cleanwaterservices.org or at the district's main office, 2550 S.W. Hillsboro Highway. Those interested in applying for CWAC are encouraged to contact Mark Jockers at 503-681-4450.
"Everything we do at Clean Water Services aims to protect public health, while enhancing the natural environment of the Tualatin River Watershed," Jockers said. "Combining science and nature, we work in partnership with others to safeguard the river's health and vitality, ensure the economic success of our region, and protect public health for more than 600,000 residents and businesses in urban Washington County."
By Olivia Singer
Reporter, Forest Grove News-Times and Hillsboro Tribune
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