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.
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.
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.
Ms. Maloney is a licensed civil engineer who made her career in water resources planning and management. A WSU graduate, she worked for several years consulting on municipal water and wastewater projects before a thirty-year career at the City of Bellevue. She was the Water Resources Planning Manager for Bellevue Utilities, responsible for comprehensive planning, asset management, capital program development, and system analysis for Bellevue’s water, wastewater, and storm drainage systems.Ms. Maloney and her husband have been residents of the district since 1987. Now retired, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors, particularly on the water, and devotes much of her free time volunteering in educational and public works programs. She is committed to using her industry experience and expertise to delivering high quality utility services to District customers cost effectively for the long term.
Tim Schriever was elected to the office of Water Commissioner in November 2017.
Commissioner Schriever holds Washington State licenses as Professional Engineer, Professional Land Surveyor and Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead. He has owned and operated an engineering consulting business for 30 years, specializing in helping people through the myriad of governmental regulations and technical requirements to achieve their dream of building their homes and improving their investment property. Tim is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Cascadia Green Building Council.
Commissioner Schriever is a native of the northwest and has lived in the Woodinville area since 1980..
As Water Commissioner, Tim strives to represent each Water District customer with fairness and equality in a non-partisan manner and to be a strong custodian of ratepayer’s funds while providing high quality water and sewer services.
First appointed and subsequently elected in 2005, Karen Steeb 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 ten one-year terms including this year as vice-president. Previously, she represented the Board at the Seattle Water Supply Operating Board, the King County Municipal Wastewater Committee (MWPAAC), the District Safety Committee, and Board liaison to the City of Woodinville. She continues to serve as the representative to the Snohomish River Regional Water Association. Also she is serving a second year as a member of the Water District Wellness Committee. Professionally, Karen is a landscape designer. Karen and her husband have resided in Woodinville for over 36 years.