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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
Rod Keppler
Term — 2014–2019

Mr. Rod Keppler has served as a Commissioner of the Silver Lake Water & Sewer District for the last 40 years. He presently serves as President of the Board of Commissioners. He has helped the District meet the challenges presented by extraordinary growth and increased state and federal regulations. Working with fellow Commissioners he has guided District staff to increase staffing levels and update existing facilities and construct new facilities to insure excellent levels of service to District customers while maintaining the District's competitive water and sewer rates.

Rod and his wife, Marilou, moved to the Silver Lake area in 1966 and raised two children and now enjoy 5 grandchildren.

Commissioner Position #2
Bill Anderson
Term — 2016–2021

Mr. Bill Anderson served as a Commissioner of the Fircrest Sewer District from 1978 to 1980 when it merged with the Silver Lake Water District. He has been a Commissioner of the Silver Lake Water & Sewer District from 1987 to today. He currently serves as Secretary of the Board. His current term expires in 2021. Mr. Anderson has a wealth of experience in the water and sewer industry. His career includes 32 years with the Snohomish County Public Utility District Water Department, rising to the position of Water System Facilities General Manager. Mr. Anderson was an elected board member of the Washington State Water/Wastewater Association and served as President of that State Association in 1995. He was instrumental in and led the Committee to merge the two state water and sewer associations to form the Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts.

Mr. Anderson and his late wife Carol have two children, six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

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 Vice President 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.