Committees

To assist the decision-making of the Governing Board, WaterOne follows a committee process to channel most action items to Board. Think of it as a proving ground for many policies, authorizations, projects, etc.

Each appointed committee is made up of a smaller (non-quorum) contingent of board members. At the meeting, staff and consultants present items. Committee members may discuss, comment on, and/or determine whether to pass the item along to the Board for official action.

Occasionally, the Board will meet in a Committee of the Whole, typically a work session where no official action can be taken.

All Board and committee meetings are open public meetings. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend. View the Board Calendar to find upcoming Board and Committee meetings, see Committee meeting agendas, or learn more about the Kansas Open Meetings Act.

Committees

Administrative

  • Melanie Kraft, Chair
  • Jill Westra
  • Whitney Wilson

Finance

  • Ron Appletoft, Chair
  • Melanie Kraft
  • Bob Reese

Government & Community Relations

  • Whitney Wilson, Chair
  • Ron Appletoft
  • Jill Westra

Operations

  • Mark Parkins, Chair
  • Melanie Kraft
  • Bob Reese

Sustainability

  • Jill Westra, Chair
  • Mark Parkins
  • Whitney Wilson

Retirement

  • Bob Reese, Chair
  • Ron Appletoft
  • Mark Parkins