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.

 

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.

Jordan Imlah
Citizen Information Coordinator

Jordan brings six years of public relations experience to the project, working in the public sector for several jurisdictions in the Portland Metro area. Before coming to the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership, Jordan served as the public information coordinator in the mayor’s office for the City of Beaverton where he facilitated community and media relations, led marketing and branding efforts, and developed public involvement plans. He has also worked in the public affairs department at Metro as well as the media relations department at the Oregon Zoo. Jordan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a minor in Business Management from Brigham Young University.

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.