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
National Preparedness Month: Older adults take control in 1, 2, 3
We know older adults can face greater risks when it comes to the extreme weather events and emergencies we face, especially if they are living alone, are low-income, have a disability, depend on electricity for medical needs, or live in rural areas.Find Out More
Women in STEM: EWEB Engineer Laura Ohman's second degree brings a lifetime of benefits
EWEB Engineer Laura Ohman shares how getting her second degree was one of the most difficult and rewarding things she's ever accomplished.Find Out More
Bethel neighbors boost emergency preparedness during Emergency Water Station event
Staff gave out about 300 emergency water containers to enthusiastic community members eager to learn more about the water station.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
Stay cool during extreme heat events
With temperatures forecasted to reach over 100 degrees over the next several days, we've prepared some tips and tricks to help you stay cool.Find Out More
Women in STEM: Meet our servant leader and maker of tough decisions
Karen Kelley, Chief Operations Officer at EWEB, describes herself as a "servant leader," offering support and mentoring to four division managers at EWEB.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
Women in STEM: Meet the water quality specialist who ensures the safety of Eugene's drinking water
Brenda Casarez began working at EWEB in 2009, collecting samples from all over the water system testing for different contaminants.Find Out More
EWEB will close College Hill Reservoir site for Fourth of July
EWEB will continue the annual closure of its College Hill Reservoir over the Fourth of July holiday. For the past several years, EWEB has restricted access to the reservoir surface around the Fourth of July to ensure people do not set off fireworks which can damage the roof and potentially impact drinking water quality.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
EWEB begins major water pipeline upgrades
This summer, EWEB is launching several construction water pipeline projects to enhance the reliability and earthquake resiliency of drinking water service for Eugene residents.Find Out More
Currin Substation - the origin of the name
Hugh Currin was hired as an engineer at EWEB in 1923. Later, he became the chief engineer for the utility.Find Out More
EWEB Safety Tip: Celebrate responsibly with balloons
If your graduation celebration involves balloons, make sure they are secured with a weight. Otherwise, they can float away and come into contact with overhead power lines.Find Out More
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Primary Election Includes Four Candidates for EWEB Commissioner
May 15, 2020
Oregon primary elections are next Tuesday, May 19 and ballots include four candidates for three seats on the EWEB Board of Commissioners.
Matt McRae is running for Wards 1 and 8, to replace Board President Steve Mital, who has decided to relinquish his seat after serving as an EWEB Commissioner since 2013.
Two candidates are competing to replace Commissioner Dick Helgeson in Wards 2 and 3—John Barofsky and Vince McClellan. Commissioner Helgeson has served on the Board since 2012, and has decided not to run for re-election.
Finally, Commissioner Sonya Carlson is seeking to retain her seat representing Wards 6 and 7. Commissioner Carlson has served on the Board since 2017.
Primary voting results will determine which candidates appear on the General Election ballot in November. If any one candidate receives more than 50 percent of the votes in the primary, that candidate's name will be the only one appearing on the November ballot. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast for that office in the primary, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be listed on the November ballot.
The citizens of Eugene elect five commissioners to four-year terms on the EWEB Board. Commissioners dedicate their service to the utility as volunteers without pay, and are responsible for overall governance of the utility. They set policies, approve the annual budget and make changes to electric and water prices when necessary.
Four commissioners represent specific wards of the city; the fifth member is elected "at large" by all city voters.
Electors may vote for any candidate seeking to represent them. If you're not sure which ward you live in, check out this online tool—enter your address and find your Ward and Neighborhood Association.
To learn more about the candidates, check out the Voter's Pamphlet.