Project Team

Joel Komarek
Project Director

Joel Komarek served as the Project Director for the Lake Oswego Interceptor Sewer (LOIS) for four years prior to his position as Project Director of the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership. The LOIS project was a $125 million wastewater replacement system in Oswego Lake that was delivered on time and under budget. Prior to that, Joel served as Lake Oswego’s City Engineer for six years. As City Engineer he was responsible for the management, planning, design and construction of the City’s infrastructure, including drinking water treatment, storage and distribution systems; storm and surface water systems; and street and traffic systems. Prior to joining the City in 1994, Joel spent seven years as a design engineer with a well known, local consulting engineering firm, working exclusively with municipal clients. Joel graduated from Portland State University in 1987 with a degree in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer and water rights examiner.


Katy Kerklaan
Citizen Information Specialist

Katy brings six years of diverse experience to the project, having worked for both the private and public sectors in the US and Australia on water, infrastructure, transport, energy and mining projects. Prior to her role with the City of Lake Oswego, Katy was a consultant at a public involvement and communications firm in Portland. Before relocating to the US, Katy worked for Australia’s largest water utility, Sydney Water, as a community relations advisor on capital works projects. Katy has also worked for an international consultancy, ERM, in Sydney. Katy holds a Bachelor of International Business from Macquarie University, in Sydney Australia.

Susie Anderson
Administrative Assistant

Susie Anderson brings twenty years of administrative support experience with six of those years in the City’s Engineering Division and 3 ½ working on the City’s Interceptor Sewer project team. Previously, Susie worked for a large software company and in the medical field. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Leisure Studies from Washington State University.