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The citizens of Eugene elect five commissioners to four-year terms. They dedicate their service to the utility as volunteers without pay. Local control is a hallmark of a publicly owned utility.
The commissioners are responsible for overall governance of the utility. They set policies, approve the annual budget and make changes to electric and water rates when necessary.
Four commissioners represent specific wards of the city; the fifth member is elected "at large" by all city voters.
Not sure which ward you live in? View a map of Eugene's political wards.
Dick Helgeson was first elected in 2012 to represent Wards 2 and 3. He is currently serving as president of the board.Dick's Bio
John Brown was first elected in 2007 to the at-large position. He currently represents Wards 4 and 5, and is serving as vice-president of the board.John's Bio
Sonya Carlson joined the board in 2017. She was elected to represent Wards 6 and 7.Sonya's Bio
Steve Mital joined the board in 2013. He was elected to represent Wards 1 and 8.Steve's Bio
John Simpson was first elected to the at-large position in 2010. He continues to serve in that position, representing the entire city.John's Bio
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