Board of Commissioners
Leonard Waldemar, Chair
Leonard Waldemar was sworn into office on September 16, 2008.
Nancy Gibson, Secretary
Nancy Gibson and her husband Terry have been residents of Jennings Lodge and the Oak Lodge Water District since 1990. Nancy has a lifelong
interest in water resources and their protection. Her Master's thesis examined issues related to used medical equipment donations and their environmental impact upon final disposal. She is employed by Marylhurst University School of Business and is an active researcher in applied anthropology. Her goals for the district include: Increasing community outreach and education to the residents of the District, increasing involvement by residents in volunteer and other activities needed by the District, to provide high-quality service, and to keep rates affordable.
Dick Jones, Commissioner
Dick Jones was sworn into office on July 1, 2003. Dick grew up in Oak Grove, moved away and then later returned, with his wife Dorothy in 1994. The most important issues Dick sees for the Water District are infrastructure in pipes and tanks, the quality of our water source and the availability of water.
David Gray, Commissioner
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Graduated from the U. of Arizona with a degree in Civil Engineering. Worked for GE in suburban Washington, DC., then went to Vietnam in a civilian job with US AID for 3 years. Returned in 1971 and worked for the State of Illinois EPA 6 years and then for the US EPA Region office in Atlanta 26 years. The last 10 years Dave was a database manager for the Region's EPA's hazardous waste program. Retired from EPA and worked for a contractor from 2003 to 2006, when he fully retired. Dave and his wife moved to Oak Grove from Atlanta in 2004.
His goals for the District are to 1) increase the public's appreciation and understanding of the District's excellent work through more informative bills, web site, and public outreach and 2) increasing collaboration between the Water District and Oak Lodge Sanitary District.
Jim Martin, Commissioner
Jim Martin was sworn into office on July 21st, 2015. Jim has experience serving on multiple government communities including Oak Lodge Sanitary District and Oak Grove Community Council. Jim's educational background includes a PhD in Physics from University of Washington, a BA in Physics from Harvard College, and a MBA from Keller School of Management.