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About Us

Our Commissioners

The District is governed by a publicly elected, three-member Board of Commissioners, consisting of a president, a vice president, and a secretary. The term of office is six years and the terms are staggered.

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Shauna Willner

Commissioner Position #1

Term 2020–2025

Shauna Willner is a lifelong resident in this area and grew up in North Seattle. She is a Realtor with Windermere R.E., Northeast, Inc. and has enjoyed working with buyers and sellers since 2000 and enjoys helping people achieve their goals of homeownership. Prior to Real Estate, she had a banking/mortgage lending career with Phoenix Mortgage, Bay Mortgage and others.

In 2012, she was elected for Fire Commissioner at Snohomish County Fire District 7 and served through 2017. She worked collaboratively to provide first-rate service to the district while balancing the budget and overseeing a successful merger which will lower costs and expand services to the community.

She will ensure that facilities and equipment are maintained and upgraded, and will work collaboratively as a regional leader to ensure the District is obtaining the best contracted services.

In addition to serving as President of the HOA where she presides, Shauna enjoys her two grown sons and three grandsons and is one lucky Grandma to live close by!

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John Warner

Commissioner Position #2

Term 2022–2027

Mr. John Warner was appointed to the Board on December 24, 2019, following Commissioner Bill Anderson's resignation after 35 years of service to the District.

He and his wife Kathy have made their home in the Silver Lake area for over 27 years. In 1964, John began his career in the planning and design of improvements to the state Highway System. In 1974, he began working with an engineering consulting firm as a Designer/Draftsman and eventually moved into a field inspection position, where he inspected the construction of roads, wastewater treatment plants, and sewer and water mains for many different municipalities and special purpose districts. Beginning in 1994, John became the lead inspector for the majority of the District's water and sewer construction projects including new plat water and sewer mains, pump station, reservoirs, and other municipal projects until he retired in 2011.

John is a Lincoln High School (Seattle) graduate and has completed various college level courses in the fields of engineering, surveying, materials testing, and business.

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Anne Backstrom

Commissioner Position #3

Term 2024–2029

Anne grew up in Everett, graduated from Everett High School, and continues to enjoy giving back to her community.

Anne was elected to serve as our Commissioner in January 2006. She has held administrative and managerial positions throughout her career, including employment at Olympic View Water & Sewer District, and Customer Service Committee member for the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association, and actively attends Washington Association of Sewer and Water District meetings and hopes to serve on future committees.

Music is one of her many loves; she was formerly involved with a band who performed jazz and older pop songs. Her children are very involved in music as well. Both attended Cascade High School where her youngest son was in the marching band. Her eldest son is a pianist who sometimes joins Anne in singing the National Anthem at AquaSox games.

Anne has been a Silver Lake Water & Sewer District customer since 2000 and has always considered Snohomish County her home.

Board of Commissioners Meetings

Silver Lake Water & Sewer District welcomes the public to attend and comment at our Board of Commissioners meetings, held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. Currently, these meetings are being held in a hybrid format (in-person and virtually). 

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