Protecting Columbia's watersheds

Sustainability is a core tenet in Columbia, and the Watershed Advisory Committee (WAC) exists to help maintain and improve the water quality and ecological integrity of our watersheds. 

The WAC is not currently looking for new members. This group is made up of 11 members who technically serve one year terms, though reappointment is common and most members serve on the committee until they decide to leave.


Chair: Deborah Wessner

CA liaison: John McCoy 

CA Board of Directors liaison: Karin Emery

Drawing on their experience in watershed related issues (including topics like lake management, forest health and stormwater management), members of the WAC provide input to CA staff on CA watershed plans. This includes recommending best practices, enhancing public awareness and facilitating education on watershed issues.

Click here to read the WAC charter.

Meetings / Sessions

The committee typically meets once every other month (every second Monday every other month, 6-7:30pm) and is made up of representatives from each village, plus one at-large member.

Meeting Title Location Date Agenda
Watershed Advisory Committee Meeting – November 2023 Virtual 11/13/2023 6:00pm
Watershed Advisory Committee Meeting – January 2024 Virtual 1/8/2024 6:00pm
Watershed Advisory Committee Meeting – March 2024 Virtual 3/11/2023 6:00pm

Request a File

If you are looking for a file and you cannot locate it, please fill out the file request form below and we will send it to you as soon as we can.

Request Form - Committee Files