Rate Setting Process is Customer Driven and Community Focused
EWEB’s Board of Commissioners is considering rate changes to help maintain reliable utility services and fund critical investments in Eugene’s water and electric infrastructure.Find Out More
How does EWEB recover the costs of serving customers
Here’s an overview of the three primary ways EWEB recovers the costs of serving customers and generates the funds needed to keep the power on and the water flowing.Find Out More
EWEB establishes multipronged resiliency policy
Disaster recovery and prevention are being embedded in all operations and processes.Find Out More
Trends that are impacting your utility rates
Needed infrastructure investments and rising costs of operations will require increases in the price of water and electric services.Find Out More
EWEB and City finalize sale of former riverfront headquarters
The two buildings on 4.4 acres will transformed into Eugene's new City Hall. EWEB and the City signed closing documents and officially handed over the site keys on Tuesday.Find Out More
May 2nd Board meeting report
A wrap up of the May 2nd EWEB Board of Commissioners MeetingFind Out More
Currin Substation Rebuild Updates
Follow along as the Currin Substation, the first of 10 substations in 10 years, is rebuilt from the ground up as part of EWEB's Capital Improvement Plan for major infrastructure investments to rehabilitate, replace, and install new infrastructure.Find Out More
April Board Meeting report
The EWEB Board of Commissioners discussed prefunding Leaburg, the 2022 State of the Watershed report, and the General Manager's performance evaluation at their April 4th, 2023 meeting.Find Out More
EWEB conducts annual High-Risk Fire Zone inspections
Crews are identifying and addressing equipment failures before wildfire season and doing so mitigates risk of fire ignition.Find Out More
March 7 Board Meeting report
The EWEB Board of Commissioners meet on the first Tuesday of the month.Find Out More
State of Utility Address 2023
EWEB General Manager Frank Lawson delivered his annual State of the Utility Address at the March 7 public Board of Commissioners meeting.Find Out More
February 7 Board of Commissioners Meeting Report
Collaborating with the City of Eugene, a Climate Guidebook, and priorities for upriver EWEB customers were the main topics at the Feb. 7 Board of Commissioners meeting. The five-member Board serves without pay and is elected by EWEB customers. Their job is to establish policies and values and set EWEB’s long-term direction. Board meetings are open to the public and include opportunities for public comment.Find Out More
Largest transformer order in EWEB history begins “New Era” of substation rebuilds
In January, our elected Board of Commissioners approved an agreement for EWEB to make an unprecedented bulk purchase of substation transformers.Find Out More
Eugene City Council approves purchase of former EWEB headquarters
The Eugene City Council approved the purchase of EWEB's former riverfront headquarters property at a meeting on Jan. 30. The terms of the deal state that the City of Eugene will purchase the 4.4-acre property, which includes two buildings and parking lots, for $12 million.Find Out More
EWEB riverfront property negotiations advance
After evaluating several proposals and opportunities, EWEB is focusing its negotiations to sell the former riverfront headquarters property to the City of Eugene. The exact terms and details of the deal will be negotiated during the next few weeks.Find Out More
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Commissioners Elect Officers, Liaisons
January 13, 2022
EWEB’s five commissioners earlier this month voted to elect John Brown as president of the Board and Sonya Carlson as vice president.
President Brown, first elected to the Board in 2007, represents Wards 4 and 5.
Vice President Carlson joined the Board in 2017, and represents Wards 6 and 7.
The Board also made a series of liaison appointments for the New Year to help coordinate EWEB policy work with other public agencies. Below are the commissioner liaison appointments for 2022:
- Commissioner John Barofsky, McKenzie Watershed Council
- Commissioner Carlson, Lane Council of Governments
- Commissioner Matt McRae, Springfield Utility Board
- Commissioner Mindy Schlossberg, Lane Electric Cooperative
- Commissioners John Brown and Sonya Carlson, City of Eugene
Commissioners were also appointed to internal EWEB liaison assignments:
- John Brown, Other Post Employment Benefits
- John Brown and Sonya Carlson, EWEB Riverfront Property Project Team
- Mindy Schlossberg and John Barofsky, EWEB Riverfront Property Evaluation Team
Taking effect this year are new ward boundaries that impact all elected city officials, including EWEB commissioners. The city’s charter requires officials to evaluate and update council wards at least once every 10 years, coinciding with the decennial U.S. Census, to make sure population between the eight regions is roughly even.
City staff drew the new boundaries to make population between wards as even as possible, grouping wards that had gained more and less population and moving areas between them.
Evenly dividing the city population after the Census among the eight wards would result in wards of 22,083 residents. As part of the new boundaries, all wards are within 1% of that target.
The map makes small shifts between wards, moving:
- A strip of properties along High Street between Seventh Avenue and 18th Avenue from Ward 3 to Ward 1
- Part of the Amazon Neighborhood from Ward 3 to Ward 2
- A section of northeast Eugene bound by Crescent Avenue, Coburg Road, Chuckanut Street and Park View Drive from Ward 5 to Ward 4
- Two parts of Bethel Neighborhood from Ward 7 — part to Ward 6 and another to Ward 8
There's a detailed map of the changes available at bit.ly/Eugene-ward-boundary-changes.