Phone: 425-487-4151 Term Appointed: October 16, 2019 Term Elected: 2019 Term Expires: December 31, 2021 Email Chuck Clarke
Commissioner Chuck Clarke took the Oath of Office on October 16, 2018. Mr. Clarke and his wife have been residents of the district since 1994. He is the CEO of Cascade Water Alliance, a municipal corporation of five cities and two water and sewer districts who provide water to almost 380,000 residents and more than 20,000 businesses.
Under his leadership, Cascade embarked on an extensive, inclusive public process to determine how best to deliver water supply to its members over the next 50 years and beyond. In December 2009, Cascade acquired Lake Tapps, the last major water resource in the region.
Director of Seattle Public Utilities
Before joining Cascade, Chuck served as Director of Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) providing water to 1.4 million customers with a budget of $500 million a year and a staff of 1,500. Prior to SPU, Chuck was one of Seattle’s deputy mayors; he is the former Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency managing its operations in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Chuck has served as Director for the Washington State Department of Community Development and Ecology. In Vermont, he served as Agency Director of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. He is the founding member of the Water Utility Climate Alliance. Chuck is committed to using his decades of experience in water and wastewater to deliver quality customer service, and protecting the ratepayer.