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John H. Brown is the longest-serving member of the current board of commissioners. He joined the board in January 2007 as the at-large representative, and since has been re-elected to two consecutive four-year terms representing Wards 4 and 5. He is currently serving as president of the board.

Commissioner John Brown standing in front of a drift boat.

John's primary area of interest is protection of the water supply. He has been involved with river issues for more than three decades, and is a strong advocate for clean water and healthy rivers.

John was a real estate appraiser for 28 years with the firm of Duncan & Brown. Since 2005, he has been a principal with Evans, Elder, Brown & Seubert, a commercial real estate brokerage.

In addition to EWEB, he is on the board of the Lane Metropolitan Partnership, a group whose core mission is to provide economic leadership for greater Lane County. John also serves on the board for Willamette Family.

His past community service includes membership on the board of directors for the Relief Nursery, the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Eugene, Inc. and the Downtown Commission. He is a former member of the Eugene Police Commission, a past president of the Cal Young Neighborhood Association and a past chairperson of the Willakenzie Planning Team.