John M. Simpson
John Simpson was elected in 2010 to the at-large position, representing the entire city. He is currently serving as president of the board
John served as
EWEB commissioner during his first term from 2005 through 2008 representing customers in wards 1 & 8.
He has returned to help the board create a vision of strategic direction and policy oversight which
will help set the course for EWEB's second 100 years of operation.
John values public utilities, and he's dedicated to delivering reliable electric and water services at
reasonable rates while upholding the environmental stewardship and social equity values embraced by the
citizens of Eugene.
He currently represents EWEB on the Lane Council of Governments.
His primary interests on the board include protection and diversification of our water supply,
emergency preparedness and business continuity planning, ensuring EWEB's ethic of public input, customer
advocacy, and expanding EWEB's conservation programs.
John's past volunteer community service includes watershed protection, public safety, neighborhood
leadership, and inter-cultural relations. He served as president of the Eugene/Kakegawa Sister City
Committee for 10 years, and is a past executive board member of the McKenzie Watershed Council.
Born and raised in Eugene, John is socially progressive and financially conservative.
He is a proponent of upgrading the grid to accommodate distributed generation and electric vehicles,
and he actively promotes appropriate technology, such as smart metering, which will help the community
become informed consumers of electricity and water products.
"All the wisdom in EWEB isn't found within the board of commissioners, or even with the staff, it's found
in the minds and vision of her customers. This is why dialog with the citizens of Eugene is so vitally
John can be reached at 541-357-7532, by email at the link below, or through his blog at
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