Our Commissioners

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North City Water District (formerly Shoreline Water District) is governed by a 3-member, non partisan, voter-elected Board of Commissioners. This Board holds the District’s General Manager responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling the day to day operations, business administration, and regulatory compliance functions of the District. In addition, the Board is responsible for determining District policy, which is adopted through resolution.

Besides District Board meetings, the Commissioners also take part in the Seattle System Operating Board, Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts, Shoreline Chamber of Commerce and the North City Business Association. Members of the Board also regularly attend the City Council meetings for both the City of Lake Forest Park and the City of Shoreline.

Regular Board meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. at the District Offices.

Larry Schoonmaker, President:  Larry has been serving as a water district commissioner for more than 17 years, first in Burien for King County Water District #49 in Burien, then for North City Water District (formerly Shoreline Water District). In 1990 he founded the local business North City Bistro and moved to Shoreline a few years later. Read more >

Charlotte Haines, Vice President:  Charlotte has served on the Board since 2002. As an active member of the community, she started the North City Neighborhood Association (NCNA) and initiated the sponsorship of neighborhood groups when the City of Shoreline incorporated in 1995. Read more >

Ron Ricker, Secretary:  Ron has lived in Lake Forest Park since 1957. He recently retired from his family-owned business which he ran for over 30 years. Read more >

Terms of Office:

Charlotte Haines

Appointed:
2002

First Elected:
2003

   Re-Elected:     2015

Term Expires: 12/31/2021

Ronald Ricker

Appointed:
1971

First Elected:
1972

   Re-Elected:     2017

Term Expires:  12/31/2023

Larry Schoonmaker

Appointed:
2006

First Elected:
2007

   Re-Elected:     2013

Term Expires: 12/31/2019