Commissioner Ed Cebron has served a total of roughly 16 years as a Commissioner. He has led and participated in several major regional utility formations. He has a master’s degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management from Stanford, and a B.S. in Engineering Science from Harvard.
Commissioner Cebron serves as Economist for Cascade Water Alliance, responsible for economic and financial planning including rates, demand forecasting and strategic planning. Previously, he was a Principal and Vice President with FCS Group, a Redmond-based consulting firm that he co-founded in 1988. He specializes in utility rates and finance, and is a recognized expert in this field and consults all over the country. Ed represents the District in his role on the Executive Committee of the Water Sewer Risk Management Pool, and recently completed his term as the chair of the Metropolitan Water Pollution Abatement Advisory Committee Rate and
Commissioner Paj Hwang was appointed in August 2013 and elected in 2015. He has a passion for working within the water and wastewater utility profession and is a licensed civil engineer with over 16 years of experience. He has primarily worked with several water and sewer purveyors throughout the region to plan, design, and construct critical infrastructure.
Commissioner Hwang earned dual degrees from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a B.A. in Business Administration. He is employed by the City of Seattle. His experience in a public agency gives him a clear understanding for making decisions with the best interest of the ratepayer in mind, garnering collaboration from all stakeholders, evaluating issues with a triple bottom line approach, and personal dedication to public service.
Commissioner Hwang has lived in this wonderful community since 2004 and his family has actively picked up litter on a section of "adopted" King County roadway since 2009. Paj has volunteered for Seattle Children’s Hospital, Friends of Woodinville Library, and as a coach for Northshore Youth Soccer Association. He is excited for this opportunity to participate in the community, serve the ratepayers, and contribute his industry experience to the District.
Commissioner Dale Knapinski was elected in November, 2013 and took the oath of office on December 3, 2013 to begin his term. He has been a Woodinville area resi-dent for 33 years, is married with two children and three grandchildren. He has been a General Construction Contractor since 1981, and has supervised and managed many projects during his career, including commercial and residential building remodels and side sewer and residential water service installations. In addition to his construction work, he was a licensed Realtor with MacPherson’s Realty in Woodinville for a number of years.
Dale’s past experience includes working as a machinist, a fabrication plant foreman, and machining instructor. He was also the owner of appliance stores, including a location in Woodinville. Dale spent 6 years as a volunteer Kirkland firefighter at Station 25 on Finn Hill and volunteered in the past as a Big Brother.
Commissioner Knapinski’s interests include preserving natural resources, protecting the Sammamish Valley, and in serving his community as an elected official.
Commissioner Pam Maloney was elected in 2015. Ms. Maloney is a licensed civil engineer who has made her career in water resources management. A WSU graduate, she worked for several years in the private sector for municipal clients consulting on water and wastewater projects before starting work for the City of Bellevue. Ms. Maloney is currently the Water Resources Planning Manager for Bellevue Utilities. She is responsible for comprehensive planning and capital investment program development for Bellevue’s water, wastewater, and storm drainage systems.
Ms. Maloney and her husband have been residents of the district since 1987.
First appointed and subsequently elected in 2005, Commissioner Karen Steeb is in her 12th year serving District customers. She approaches Water District business with two priorities; what is beneficial for all customers and what is good for staff. She has served as an Officer of the Board for eight one-year terms. Previously, she represented the Board at the Seattle Water Supply Operating Board, the King County Municipal Wastewater Committee (MWPAAC), and the District Safety Committee. Currently, she is serving her seventh year as the representative to the Snohomish River Regional Water Association and the District's liaison to the City of Woodinville. She is also a member of the Water District Wellness Committee. Professionally, Karen is a landscape designer. Karen and her husband have resided in Woodinville for over 35 years.