Board Position Election  Results

As previously announced, due to the virus and the cancellation of the annual membership meeting in March, the date to return ballots was extended. Ballots were accepted until  the close of business on April first, or post-marked on, or before April first. A total of 80 ballots were counted which represented 100 certificates (some members hold multiple certificates). The ballots were counted three times to verify accuracy. The results of the election are as follows:

Linda Fountain       77

Ken Aberle               75

Thomas Gunn         69

Paul Breslow           54

The election materials are available for review by any member at the Co-op office, however due to the virus, you must schedule an appointment. Contact Laurie by email  laurie.lago@lawatercoop.org, or by phone (503) 662-3899 for further information.




Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the LA Water Cooperative office will remain operational, but will be closed to public access. The rest of the co-op will continue it’s behind the scene operations to keep your water flowing. Staff will still be available by telephone and email. Payments, voting ballots, and other documents may still be dropped off at the co-op by using the slot on the front door.  If you have any questions, click here for contact information.



The Co-Op is seeking an individual to fill our Field Supervisor position. Take a look at our employment page for details!




Because the annual meeting has been cancelled, the deadline for board member election ballots has been extended to April 1st. Ballots that are mailed in must be post-marked April 1 or before. Hand delivered ballots must be received by the end of the business day on April 1.



* CANCELLED * Annual Meeting * CANCELLED *


Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the directives by the State of Oregon, the Water Co-Op is unable to hold the annual meeting as planned. The Board will schedule a new date for the meeting at a later time. Elections for vacant board positions will continue so please send your ballot in by mail, or drop it off at the co-op office.

When:   Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Where:  Gaston Fire Hall


The board of Directors encourages you to attend the annual meeting on March 25th. A presentation will be given covering the accomplishments of 2019, the financial status of the Co-op, and progress on current projects.

The Co-op has a nine member board of directors.  There are three, 3-year positions opening for election this year. The board members whose terms expire in March are: Ken Aberle, Linda Fountain, and Thomas Gunn.

The annual meeting packet which will include a vote-by-mail ballot, the voter’s pamphlet, the financial statement, the minutes of the last annual meeting, and the President’s letter will be mailed to each member of the Co-op soon.

You may choose to either vote by mail or vote at the annual meeting. If you choose to vote by mail, please follow the instructions carefully, sign your voter’s envelope, and return your ballot as soon as possible.  Unsigned ballots cannot be counted.

Your mail-in ballot must be received by 12:00 noon on March 25th, 2020





Online Payments Are Finally Here!

Thanks to the hard work of board members Amber Morgan and Linda Fountain, and our new Business Manager Laurie Lago, the Co-Op is now able to accept online electronic payments using your credit card, debit card, or an eCheck. Click here to find out how!




Sign of the times…

There have been a lot of changes around the co-op lately. Some of those things are very subtle, while other things may really stand out. One big change is the goal to keep the office open during “usual” business hours that everyone else keeps. This is the new sign that has been installed on the front door of your co-op office, reflecting the new hours!




Where did “Co-Op News” go?

You may have noticed in recent past that “Co-Op News” is no longer included with your monthly bill, and no longer present on the co-op’s website. The purpose of that news-letter was to keep members up to date with upcoming projects, seasonal tips, and other general information. Although that information was probably helpful for some members, the employee time and expense seemed better used for other purposes that would better meet the members needs. Instead, the co-op will now keep information that was previously contained the in the news letter, posted on this website. In addition to saving the members time and money, the information will be available faster than it would have been if delivered in your monthly bill!