The Partnership Committee is a four-person advisory group with members from the City of Tigard and City of Lake Oswego City Councils. The Committee provides oversight on issues and topics of Partnership water operations, budgets and requests. Individual members will deliver information and recommendations to their respective City Councils as necessary.
Meetings are held every quarter, on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. Click here for upcoming meetings and agendas.
Tigard Council President, John Goodhouse
Councilor President Goodhouse is an independent insurance agent and local business owner who has been a resident of Tigard since 1974. He’s married to Rebecca and proud father to three children. He received his bachelor’s degree in management, communications and leadership from Concordia University.
He currently represents the city on the Board of the National League of Cities and on the NLC Transportation Committee.
His volunteer service to the Tigard community includes past membership on the Tigard Planning Commission, the Tigard Chamber of Commerce Government & Public Policy committee, a position on the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Government Affairs Council chair, service as past president of Men’s Auxiliary VFW Post 3452 and youth support as a Cub Scout leader, sports coach, classroom volunteer and Friends of Tigard Football.
Tigard City Councilor, Liz Newton
Councilor Liz Newton grew up in East Washington County and has been an active member of the Tigard community for more than 38 years. She owns a home here and spent her career as a Tigard city employee, holding many different positions including senior planner and community involvement coordinator. For the last 12 years before her 2017 retirement, she served as assistant city manager. Liz holds a B.A. from Portland State University and earned a certificate from the Mark Hatfield School of Government Executive Leadership Institute at PSU.
Liz knows that the top priorities of Tigard businesses and residents are community safety, a well-maintained infrastructure and addressing traffic congestion, so she will focus on those priorities as a City Councilor. She will continue to engage with Tigard residents and business owners, listening to their concerns and working with regional partners, nonprofits and elected representatives to find solutions.
Lake Oswego Mayor, Joe Buck
Mayor Joe Buck grew up in the Lake Grove neighborhood and owns and operates several Lake Oswego restaurants. He previously served on the City Council from 2014-2017 and currently volunteers on the boards of various community groups including LO for LOve, Hunger Fighters Oregon and the Willamette Falls Trust. His community work includes the Lake Grove Village Center Plan, Parks Plan 2025, LO Climate Action Plan and the Youth Leadership Council.
Mayor Buck is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in business administration and accounting.
Lake Oswego City Councilor, Jackie Manz
Jackie Manz is a business and strategic management consultant and 26 year resident of Lake Oswego. Her governmental experience includes a completed term on council, serving on the Lake Oswego Citizens Budget Committee, Hallinan Heights Neighborhood Association, Oregon Tourism Commission, among other committees. Jackie and her husband, Christian, have two children who both graduated from Lake Oswego public schools.
Councilor Manz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Marketing from Portland State University.