Mel Damewood, PE, Principal Engineer with West Yost, provides project management and technical services for planning studies, and he provides regulatory solutions for municipal water systems. As a former utilities manager and executive for Eugene Water & Electric Board, Mel has in-depth knowledge of the nexus between planning, engineering, and operations. Mel uses his engineering and management experience to fulfill strategy and planning compliance. Mel has long participated with the Oregon Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network and has been involved in several mutual aid transactions to help other Oregon water utilities in crisis. Mel was also a member of the Water and Wastewater Task Group for the 2013 Oregon Resilience Plan. Mel is a civil engineer and is a graduate of Oregon State University.