Clean Water Commission

The Clean Water Commission is a nine-member volunteer resident board serving in an advisory capacity to the Clark County Council on issues related to the Clean Water Division. The Clean Water Commission works with staff to review the program budget in detail, implement stormwater treatment improvements, bolster water quality monitoring, and enhance public education and outreach. The Clean Water Commission bylaws are here. For more information about the commission, please email

Meeting Information

Meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November) and start at 6:30 pm. The meeting agenda will be available below, under the heading Meetings

How to Provide Comments and/or Attend Virtual CWC Meetings

Due to the current public health situation, the public is encouraged to participate in the following ways:

  • By phone 408.418.9388 and enter access code: 187 979 2706
  • Email public comments to by noon on the day of the meeting

Please let us know if you need language assistance, Title VI CWC meetings. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to hearing from you. 

Annual Report

The Clean Water Commission presented their 2021 annual report to the Clark County Council and County Manager at a work session on May 18, 2022. Here is the link to the annual report. 


Name Term Expires  Watershed
Matthew Jones, Chair 12/31/25 East Fork Lewis River
Bob Trost, Vice Chair 12/31/24 Burnt Bridge Creek
Brendan Addis 12/31/23 Washougal River
Josh Seeds 12/31/23 Gibbons Creek
Rodger Hauge 12/31/23 Washougal River
Jeffrey Kessenich 12/31/24 Burnt Bridge Creek
Sandra Martin-Boehm 12/31/24 West Slope
Kate Perkins 12/31/25 Lewis River
Ted Gathe 12/31/25 Burnt Bridge Creek


Working Groups

In 2016, the Clean Water Commission developed three working groups to focus on priority topics. These working groups will report to the full commission at regularly scheduled meetings.

Outreach Team

Provides input on the public outreach presentations and continues to be a positive presence in the community. This team is responsible for giving public presentations about the clean water program to various community groups and organizations.

Partnership Team

Collaborate with other advisory groups to establish amenities such as trails and educational opportunities on stormwater facility sites.

Research Team 

Responsible for gathering data and information needed by the CWC members to evaluate programs and make recommendations.


Meeting notes for years 2019-2022 are available below. For prior years, contact Clean Water Division Staff Liaison Alice Millward at 564.397.5267.