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.


Jane Heisler
Communications Director

Jane Heisler served as Communications Director for the Lake Oswego Interceptor Sewer (LOIS) Project prior to her position as Communications Director for the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership. Jane was formerly Director of Public Affairs for the City, has been with the City for over 20 years and brings strong management skills and communications experience to the project. During her tenure at the City, Jane has also held positions as Assistant to the City Manager, the Community Planning Manager, Project Planner and Associate Planner. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and graduated in 1984 with a Masters degree in Urban Planning from Portland State University.

Dave Prock
Deputy Project Director

David has been in his current position with the City of Lake Oswego for more than two years. Prior to that he served as the Wastewater Collection Services Manager for the City of Salem Public Works Department for five years. As Manager, he was responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of a State of Oregon Class 4 Wastewater Collection System consisting of approximately 780 miles of pipelines and 29 pump stations. Dave graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer with the State of Oregon (Civil and Environmental) and the State of Washington (Civil); he is also a water rights examiner in the State of Oregon.

Pat McDougal
Senior Associate Engineer

Pat has been involved with civil engineering project work for over 40 years.  He has worked 29 years as a consulting engineer serving municipal and private development clients.  Pat has been with the City of Lake Oswego as an Associate Engineer and Senior Associate Engineer for 12 years and has been primarily responsible for sanitary sewerage facilities engineering, he has spent the past four years with the LOIS project. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Washington State University in 1968 and spent the following three years in the Civil Engineering Corp of Navy.

 

Katy Fulton
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.

Maureen A. Kenney
Citizen Information Coordinator

Maureen Kenney is an experienced and versatile communication, community and media relations and public affairs professional with government and public sector experience. In her most recent role with Trimet, she worked on the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project, where she provided communication and outreach with businesses and residents regarding closures, construction and detours throughout Milwaukie, Oak Grove and inner Southeast Portland. Maureen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts (at Amherst) in Journalism and Communication. Maureen is a member of the National Association of Government Communicators. In July, 2014, Maureen completed a special training "Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery".

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Susie Shinn
Administrative Assistant

Susie Shinn 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.

Katie Wilson
Administrative Support

Katie Wilson brings 11 years of public sector work experience to the project. Katie is skilled in graphic design, community relations, strategic communication, water environment education, and administrative support. Before joining the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership team, Katie worked for Oak Lodge Sanitary District supporting the District’s Water Reclamation Facility Upgrade Project, the Surface Water Management Program and coordinating public education programs. She also worked for Clackamas County Water Environment Services. Katie studied sociology and communications at Western Oregon University.

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