The District is governed by an 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.


Commissioner Position #1
Shauna Willner
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!

Commissioner Position #2
John Warner
Term — 2022–2027

Mr. John Warner was appointed to the Board of Commissioners, Position #2, on December 24, 2019, following Commissioner Bill Anderson's resignation after 35 years of service to the District.

John and his wife, Kathy, have made their home in the Silver Lake area for over 27 years. They have been blessed with a blended family of 6 children, 12 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

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.

Commissioner Position #3
Anne Backstrom
Term — 2018–2023

Anne grew up in Everett and graduated from Everett High School and enjoys giving back to the community. She has held administrative and managerial positions in her career and since November 2000 has been employed by Olympic View Water & Sewer District.

Anne was elected to serve as Commissioner of the Silver Lake Water and Sewer District and took office in January 2006. She presently serves as the Secretary of the Board of Commissioners. Anne also served on the Customer Service Committee of the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association. She actively attends Washington Association of Sewer and Water District meetings as well as the District's Board of Commissioner meetings. She hopes to serve on future committees.

Music is one of her many loves and she had been 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.