Mr. Peterson holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in Oregon and Washington. Mr. Peterson is an accomplished wastewater engineering project and program manager. During his private sector career working for a leading engineering firm, he delivered a wide variety of studies, plans and capital projects for many clients throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Mr. Peterson has worked for the Clark Regional Wastewater District since 2002. Initially, he delivered an $80 million expansion of the regional wastewater treatment system on time and on budget while building regional consensus for the program. Mr. Peterson then became the General Manager of the District in 2008.
During his time as General Manager, Mr. Peterson has moved the District forward to become a leading utility in the state, implementing next generation programs based on the Effective Utility Management framework. Recent District successes include further consolidation of regional services including the City of Ridgefield transferring its wastewater collection system to the District in 2014 and the formation of a regional wastewater partnership, the Discovery Clean Water Alliance, led and managed by the District, in 2015.