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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.

Advisory committee members

Emily Ackland
Environmental Coordinator/Policy Manager
Association of Counties
Salem
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
Salem
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
Principal
Economic and Financial Analysis
Vancouver
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
Salem
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
Portland
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
Independence
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.
Teresa Huntsinger
Program Director
Oregon Environmental Council
Teresa Huntsinger has worked for the Oregon Environmental Council since 2006 on protecting and restoring water quality in Oregon with key strategies including focusing on reducing urban runoff pollution and using water resources more efficiently. Prior to working with OEC she worked for seven years with the Coalition for a Livable Future, where she helped diverse organizations work together to create more sustainable communities. Her experience also includes working as a rural community development Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa, and serving on the board of the Johnson Creek Watershed Council for eight years.
Chris Marko
Rural Development Specialist
Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Portland
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.
Todd Miller
Assistant Project Manager
League of Oregon Cities
Springfield
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.
Tom Salzer
District Manager
Oregon Association of Conservation Districts
Oregon City
Tom Salzer is the District Manager for Clackamas County Soil and Water District. He has been with the district since August 2010 although he has been working with conservation districts since 1992. Tom’s experience includes 13 years with the Washington State Conservation Commission, where he worked with 47 conservation districts.
April Snell
Executive Director
Oregon Water Resources Congress
Salem
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.
Joe Whitworth
President
The Freshwater Trust
Portland
Joe Whitworth has been leading The Freshwater Trust since 2000 and has over 20 years of experience with non-governmental organizations. Joe’s current focus is on tools that can leverage technology and finance to accelerate the pace and scale of restoring freshwater ecosystems. He co-chairs Oregon’s Global Warming Commission Water Subcommittee, Agriculture Water Quality Review Committee and is founding board chair for the Council for Responsible Sport.

For current information on Advisory Committee meetings visit http://www.oregon.gov/deq/RulesandRegulations/Pages/Advisory/ACWSRF.aspx

Information on current CWSRF rulemaking is located at http://www.oregon.gov/deq/RulesandRegulations/Pages/2014/RCWSRF.aspx

Committee Meeting Information and Supporting Documents

Meeting Supporting documents
Meeting #4
September 5, 2013
Agenda
Meeting Summary
Meeting #3
August 7, 2013
Agenda
Meeting Summary
Meeting #2
July 18, 2013
Agenda
Meeting Summary
Meeting #1
June 18, 2013
Agenda
Meeting Summary

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For more information about DEQ's Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program see the Program Overview page.

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