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Advisory Committee

The CWSRF Advisory Committee was established in 2011 to address program issues and provide input to DEQ for rulemaking. The committee includes 14 members representing statewide organizations with an interest in financing public agency water quality improvement projects. Interests represented included local governments, water districts, wastewater treatment facilities, environmental advocacy, energy and sustainability sector, financial sector, federal and state agencies, public utilities, and local conservation districts.

For current information on Advisory Committee meetings visit
CWSRF Advisory Committee meetings page

For current information on CWSRF rulemaking visit
CWSRF rulemaking page

Advisory Committee Members

Emily Ackland
Environmental Coordinator/Policy Manager
Association of Counties
Emily Ackland is the Environmental Coordinator and Policy Manager for the Association of Oregon Counties where her efforts focus on issues involving the environment and sustainability, and alternative and renewable energy. The Association membership includes all 36 Oregon counties. Emily has been with AOC since February 2008.
Robert Ault
Safe Drinking Water Program &
Policy Coordinator
Infrastructure Finance Authority
Robert Ault is Program and Policy Coordinator for the Safe Drinking Water Revolving Funds program. He has been with Oregon’s Infrastructure Finance Authority since August 2010. Robert has over ten years of experience working in community development, affordable housing development, microenterprise, project management and work designed to increase capacity in small, rural Oregon and California communities.
Raymond Bartlett
Economic and Financial Analysis
Raymond Bartlett formed Economic and Financial Analysis in 1993 to provide financial planning services for public and private sector clients through the Northwest. He specializes in long-term financial planning for his municipal clients, including development of utility rates, fees and system development charges. These analyses are often part of larger capital improvements projects, for which Ray identifies potential funding sources and obtains interim and permanent financing. For private clients, Ray specializes in state-regulated utility rates, business planning, market analyses, and mergers and acquisitions.
Tom Elliott
Energy Analyst
Oregon Department of Energy
Tom Elliott joined the Oregon Department of Energy in 2008 as the energy analyst for the Small Scale Energy Loan Program (SELP). Tom assists the loan team in the technical analysis of energy conservation and renewable energy project loans. He validates energy savings and renewable energy generation estimates as well as identifies potential risks and mitigation strategies related to technical issues. Tom’s prior experience includes financial and business analysis in high technology.
Sam Goldstein
Community Programs Director
USDA Rural Development
Sam Goldstein is the Community Programs Director for USDA Office of Rural Development. Sam has been with USDA Rural Development since 2005 and also has experience as a loan officer. Prior to his current employment he worked for the Small Business Administration in contracting and commercial loans.
Jason Green
Executive Director
Oregon Association of Water Utilities
Jason Green began working as a Circuit Rider for Oregon Association of Water Utilities in 1996 and has been Executive Director since 1998. Jason served on the OAWU board of directors for ten years, three years as president, prior to working for the association. He has over 20 years in the water/wastewater field and OAWU. He holds dual certifications in water treatment/distribution and wastewater treatment/collections.
Chris Marko
Rural Development Specialist
Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Chris Marko has worked with the Rural Community Assistance Corporation for more than 15 years providing training, technical assistance, and access to resources for rural communities. He has extensive experience with water, wastewater, energy, housing, and community economic development programs and is a leader for rural advocacy statewide and nationally. Chris has a collaborative approach to solving problems and is a valuable resource for rural communities, agencies, and organizations.
Jeremy McVeety
Program and Policy Coordinator Business Oregon Infrastructure Finance Authority
Jeremy McVeety works in partnership with OHA and DEQ to deliver Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund financing and technical assistance to Oregon communities facing water challenges. Jeremy worked in local government, lending, and urban renewal before joining OBDD as a Public Finance Officer in 2007.
Todd Miller
Assistant Project Manager
League of Oregon Cities
Todd Miller is an Assistant Project Manager with the City of Springfield Public Works Department performing management analysis with the Environmental Services Division’s planning group. Todd plans and manages water resource projects for the City and the Eugene/Springfield Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission. Water resources have been vital to Todd’s career on environmental investigation, restoration, and protection for over 20 years. Todd has provided project planning, management, and funding services to government, private, and nonprofit organizations.

Samantha Murray
Water Program Director, Oregon Environmental Council

Samantha Murray is the Water Program Director for the Oregon Environmental Council, where she works to restore water quality in Oregon’s rivers, lakes and streams and ensure that clean water is available into the future for our state’s residents, businesses and wildlife. Before joining OEC in 2015, Samantha directed programs at Ocean Conservancy, Golden Gate Audubon Society and the Audubon Society on coastal and ocean issues. She has spoken at conferences around the world about conservation best practices.

Karin Power
Staff Attorney for The Freshwater Trust

Karin Power is a Staff Attorney for The Freshwater Trust. She works closely with staff and wastewater providers to develop agreements and policies that support on-the-ground restoration work in the Pacific Northwest. Karin has been with The Freshwater Trust since October 2011.
April Snell
Executive Director
Oregon Water Resources Congress
April Snell is the Executive Director of the Oregon Water resources Congress (OWRC). OWRC is a nonprofit trade association of irrigation districts, water control districts and other local governments that deliver irrigation water throughout Oregon. April has been with the organization since 2007 and works on a variety of state and federal water issues.
Carl Tappert
Manager -Rogue Valley Sewer Services
Special Districts Association of Oregon
(Central Point)
Carl Tappert has been the manager at Rogue Valley Sewer Services since 2011. He has over 20 years of engineering experience with broad experience in land development and infrastructure projects. He served as the district engineer with the Rogue Valley Sewer Services from 1998 - 2011 where he completed over 80 sewer rehabilitation projects with a cost of over $12.7. Prior to his work with the Rogue Valley Sewer Services, he has additional experience working as an engineering department head for HLB & Associates.
Doug Waugh
Financial Services Manager
Association of Clean Water Agencies
(Oregon City)
Doug Waugh is the Financial Services Manager for Water Environment Services, a department of Clackamas County. Doug has been with WES for over 10 years and has 20 years of experience with public finance. He is representing the Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies where he has been chair of the Finance Committee since 2009.


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