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Posted on: February 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] New Eugene Commissioner Appointed to Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission

Christopher Hazen portrait

The Eugene City Council appointed Christopher (Chris) Hazen as one of two Eugene citizen representatives on the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC). 

Hazen’s appointment fills the vacancy after former Commissioner Walt Meyer departed in November 2022.  

“Walt served on the commission for 25 years and we are incredibly thankful for his years of service,” Michelle Miranda, Eugene Wastewater Division Director said. “We appreciate Chris’ willingness to step up as the next Eugene citizen representative. His experience will bring great value to the governance, and I look forward to working with him.” 

Hazen’s past work experience includes evaluation of water and wastewater facilities around the world. He has previously served on the Lane County Budget Committee, as well as the Lane County Transportation Advisory Committee. 

About the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission

The Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission is made up of seven members representing the regional partnership of Eugene, Springfield and Lane County and consisting of elected officials from those three entities, as well as appointed community members.  

The Commission provides oversight of the MWMC’s facilities and guidance to staff, establishes policies, sets goals and regional wastewater rates, oversees the facilities budget, approves capital projects and grants contracts to consultants and construction companies.  

The mission of the MWMC is to protect the community’s health and the environment by providing high-quality wastewater services to the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area in partnership with Eugene, Springfield, and Lane County. Learn more at

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