The WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee is responsible for reviewing, ranking, and making recommendations for funding through the WaterWorks competitive grant program. WaterWorks funds projects that improve water quality in the King County Wastewater Treatment Division Service Area
Over $2 million are awarded every two years projects for a variety of projects through the competitive process, including green stormwater infrastructure (rain gardens and cisterns), education and community engagement, research and monitoring, stormwater retrofits, source control, pollution prevention, and stream and riverbank restoration.
The Committee has 13 members: 9 Council district representatives nominated by King County Councilmembers; 3 representatives for MWPAAC (Metropolitan Water Pollution Advisory Committee) nominated by MWPAAC, and 1 water quality technical specialist. All 13 positions are appointed by the King County Executive and confirmed by the King County Council. Members serve 3-year terms with a 2-term limit.
If interested in seeking an appointment, please click on the following hyperlink for the application. Please send your completed application to Elizabeth Loudon, WaterWorks Grant Manager, for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-477-4297).
If you are seeking a Council District representative position, please contact your King County Councilmember, as Council District representatives must be nominated by a King County Councilmember. To find out what Council district you live in or to see the district map visit this page.
Council District 6 Position; contact Councilmember Claudia Balducci's office at 206-477-1006
Council District 7 Position; contact Councilmember von Reichbauer’s office at 206-477-1007.
Council District 8 Position; contact Councilmember McDermott’s office at 206-477-1008.
Council District 9 Position; contact Councilmember Dunn’s office at 206-477-1009.
If you are seeking the Water Quality Technical Specialist position, send your completed application to Elizabeth Loudon, WaterWorks Grant Manager, (email@example.com, 206-477-4297). For the Water Quality Technical Specialist position, in addition to the qualification below, candidates must have a science or engineering background, and knowledge of the main water quality issues in local freshwater systems in Puget Sound.
Board Info: Terms are for 3-years; committee members attend around 13 meetings/year in the grant review year (odd years) and 1-2 meetings in the off years (even years). Members are expected to read several hundred pages of application materials per grant cycle. Meetings will be virtual with the possibility of some in person meetings depending on the COVID situation at the time.
Qualifications for all members are: experience or interest in water quality issues; residency in the WTD Service Area; experience or interest in grants or contracts; ability to evaluate proposals using criteria; and the ability to work with a committee to reach consensus decisions.
Learn more about WaterWorks at www.kingcounty.gov/waterworks-grants