Board of Directors

The Rockwood Water Board of Directors is comprised of five members who reside within the District and are elected by voters to represent one of five District subdivisions. Directors serve staggered four-year terms. View a subdistrict map here.

Tom Lewis
Secretary
Representing Subdistrict #1
Term expires December 31, 2020
cell phone: 503-347-5715
e-mail: tlewis@rwpud.org
Board member Tom Lewis has lived in the District for 29 years. He has been married for 29 years and has two daughters. As a licensed general contractor, he has over 17 years combined work experience in residential weatherization services, mechanical systems, HVAC design, and commercial construction. He has been very active in the community as a volunteer for the following: Daybreak Homeless Program – Human Solutions, Centennial Community Association, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, and the VFW. Tom also has experience serving on the Rockwood Water PUD Budget Committee. His hobbies include softball, golf and snow skiing.


Don McCarthy

President
Representing Subdistrict #2
Term expires December 31, 2018
home phone: 503-669-7331
e-mail: dmccarthy@rwpud.org
Board member Don McCarthy has lived in the District for 26 years. He has been married for 41 years with 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren. He was employed by Powell Valley Road Water District (PVRWD) for 32 years. Following his retirement, he worked part-time as a district inspector for PVRWD until they become part of Portland in June 2005.

His goals are important to him and Rockwood Water such as: the City of Portland wholesale water contract; expanding the District’s own water supply; capital improvements; community outreach; working with other water agencies on new water supplies; and a solid well-trained work force.

“Like our mission statement reads: to strive for total customer satisfaction by providing the safest and highest quality water at the most responsible cost. To professionally manage Rockwood Water to assure its financial health for the ongoing protection of our customers. Please call or e-mail me if I can be helpful with any questions you may have.”

Steve Yousten
Vice President
Representing Subdistrict #3
Term expires December 31, 2020
e-mail: syousten@rwpud.org
Steve Yousten grew up in NW Wisconsin, also living in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1998 he was commissioned as an officer in the Marine Corps, working in radio, IT, and telecommunications in Southern California. After moving to Portland in 2002, he served in Operation Iraqi Freedom with Portland’s 6th Engineer Support Battalion before gaining his MBA from Portland State University. He lived in Hawaii for two years, doing planning work for Marine Forces Pacific, before returning to Oregon in late 2008. He moved to the Rockwood area a year later, buying and renovating the house he shares with a dog and a cat. Currently, he works for Advantage Sales and Marketing, supporting their customer, Albertsons. He enjoys riding his vintage motorcycle whenever the weather and his dog will allow it.

Steve Okazaki
Director
Representing Subdistrict #4
Term expires December 31, 2020
cell phone: 503-341-8657
e-mail: sokazaki@rwpud.org
Board member Steve Okazaki and his wife have lived in the District for 30 years. He is married for 36 years and has one daughter. Both his wife and his daughter are involved in education in the David Douglas School District. Steve is a long time banker of over 30 years with a current position as VP & Business Banker with HomeStreet Bank.

His goal is to supply quality water at affordable prices throughout the District. “I hope my experience as a long time banker and long time resident of the District will contribute to the success of managing your water supply. Please do not hesitate to call me with any of your questions.”

Larry Dixon
Treasurer
Representing Subdistrict #5
Term expires December 31, 2018
home phone: 503-254-3337
e-mail: ldixon@rwpud.org
Board member Larry Dixon has lived in the District for over 30 years. He has been married for 32 years, has two grown children, and three grandchildren. He has been self-employed as a small business owner in the local area since 1970. He enjoys fishing and hunting. His goal for the District is to provide the highest quality water at the lowest price to the District’s customers. “Being conservative I try to spend your money wisely. Feel free to contact me with your questions or concerns.”