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
  • Asset Manager: Abi Thyer-Ohly
  • Management and Program Analyst: Nell Diamond


Contact Information

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.