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The District is an independent utility governed under Washington State law.  The utility is directed by a board of three commissioners, with four or six year terms.  The commissioners hire district management which is responsible for on-going operations.

At this time, the District Commissioners are as noted:



David Hammond
David A. Hammond
Commission position #1 expires:  December 2017
Home Address:  3015 NE 181st, Lake Forest Park
Home Phone: 206-708-1009
Email: DavidHammond at

David Hammond has served as Commissioner since 2011. David’s professional experience has been devoted to WA State local government and he previously was the Internal Audit Director of Sound Transit. His knowledge relevant to the District includes procurement, budgeting, public records and ethics.



Eli Zehner
Commission position #2 expires:  December 2019 
Home Address: 18438 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park
Home Phone: 425-870-7054
Email: EliZehner at

Eli Zehner has served as Commissioner since 2012. Eli is a Licensed Professional Engineer working for a consulting firm. His engineering experience includes working with local municipalities in water system planning, funding, permitting and design and construction.


William Donahue


William F. Donahue
Commission position #3 expires:  December 2021
Home Address: 5005 NE 187th St., Lake Forest Park
Home Phone:  206-363-4625
Email: BillDonahue at



 William Donahue has served as Commissioner since 2011 and was a regular attendee at our board meetings for four years prior to formally becoming a Board member. His experience includes utility accounting, rate-making, financial analysis, and resources planning and has for many years been responsible for US Federal and Canadian regulatory matters with Puget Sound Energy.



Board Meetings

Regular public board meetings are held at the District Office at 6:00pm on the 3rd Wednsday of each month, with special sessions as required.

Minutes are posted after approval at the following regularly scheduled meeting. To view the posted minutes click on the links below.


Minutes 2017
Minutes 2016
Minutes 2015
Minutes 2014
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 16:53