About Us

Public Works is responsible for many of the fundamental city services required to keep Lake Oswego moving forward and working smoothly. Most of our work takes place behind the scenes before you even notice you are benefiting from a city service. We manage everything from the streets and sidewalks to drinking water and wastewater to streetlights and tree canopies, plus everything in between.

Public Works Maintenace includes divisions: Water, Wastewater, Stormwater, Streets, City Beautification, and Motor Pool.

For answers to common maintenance questions, see the Public Works FAQ.

Public Works Director/City Engineer: Erica Rooney
Deputy Public Works Director: Edward Van Buren 
Assistant Public Works Director: Joel Kuhnke
Assistant Public Works Director: Jim Bateman
Water Superintendent: Craig Smith
Wastewater Superintendent: Phil Lawrence       

Management and Program Analyst:  Nell Diamond


Public Works Maintenance can be reached at (503) 635-0280, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you have an emergency relating to water, sewer, streets, or storm drainage after hours, please call LOCOM, the City’s emergency dispatch center, at (503) 635-0238.