Joint Water Commission

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About the Joint Water Commission (JWC)

Meeting Information

Time: 12:30 pm
Place: Hillsboro Civic Center
Conference Room C113b
150 E Main Street

Contact Information:
Water Department

The JWC is a partnership agency that was formed in 1976 by an agreement between the cities of Hillsboro and Forest Grove. The two cities collaborated to build a water treatment plant and agreed to share other assets, including water rights, in order to improve water services to their two agencies. Other local water providers were also invited to join.  After initially declining, the City of Beaverton became a partner in 1980. Tualatin Valley Water District became the fourth and final partner in 1994.

The City of Hillsboro is the managing agency for the JWC and its employees.  Hillsboro's Water Department Director also serves as the JWC's General Manager.

The Commission's governing body consists of twelve members; three representatives are appointed by each of the four agencies.

  • Hillsboro (1976)
  • Forest Grove (1976)
  • Beaverton (1980)
  • Tualatin Valley Water District (1994)

 Membership Requirements

Joint Water Commissioners are appointed by their individual agencies. For Hillsboro, the three members of the Utilities Commission also serve as the three members on the Joint Water Commission.

Current Members

Member  Term Ends
 Kevin Hanway - General Manager  
 John Godsey - City of Hillsboro
 David Judah - City of Hillsboro  
 Deborah Raber - City of Hillsboro
 Rod Fuiten - City of Forest Grove  
 Carl Heisler - City of Forest Grove  
 Peter Truax - City of Forest Grove  
 Denny Doyle - City of Beaverton  
 Marc San Soucie - City of Beaverton  
 Mark Fagin - City of Beaverton  
 Mark Knudson - Tualatin Valley Water District  
 Dick Schmidt - Tualatin Valley Water District  
 Jim Doane - Tualatin Valley Water District  


 Agendas and Minutes