Methow Watershed Council and Staff

Legislation that enabled creation of the Council can be found in the Library.

Positions 1-6 of the Methow Watershed Council apply to and are voted on by the Council. The three initiating governments - the Town of Twisp, the Town of Winthrop, and Okanogan County - approve those elections  The all volunteer Council is comprised of nine residents of Okanogan County.  For complete information regarding the appointment process, membership structure, and organization of the Methow Watershed Council, please email our Administrator.

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Soo Ing-Moody - Chair

Position #8 - Town of Twisp

Soo represents the Town of Twisp on the Council and currently serves as Mayor of Twisp.

Alyssa Jumars- Vice Chair

Position #4 - At Large

Alyssa has worked in agriculture for 15 years, and including operating her own farm in the Methow Valley for almost a decade. 

Gregg Knott

Position #1 - Upper Methow

Greg Knott has 27 years of experience with the U.S. Forest Service. He then served 8 years as the Methow Sub-basin Liaison for the Bureau of Reclamation. During that time, over 50 restoration projects were implemented while he managed Reclamation's ESA-listed species.

When not working on his 25 acre hobby farm, he plays the guitar, mandolin, and harp, coaches youth volleyball, is an active member of the Winthrop Kiwanis Club, and sails his 38′ sloop on the Salish Sea.

Mike Fort

Position #2 - At Large

Mike Fort was a Smokejumper with Intercity airport from 1961 to 1967.  He graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1967.  He worked internationally in Civil Engineering from 1968 to 1990 and returned to the Methow Valley in 1989.

Dick Ewing

Position #3 - Middle Methow

Dick is currently the President of the Okanogan County Farm Bureau and represents the Middle Methow on the Council.

Position #5 - Lower Methow

Bill lives in McFarland Creek on a small farm with his partner Katie Haven. He is a Licensed Land Surveyor and has been working in the Methow Valley for twenty years to support his hobby farm habit. He feels lucky to have adjudicated water rights on McFarland Creek, and when a position

on the watershed council opened up he jumped at the chance to join. Tt is a great chance to expand knowledge of water law and to represent the lower valley's interest.

William R. Tackman
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Jean Bodeau

Position #6 - At Large

Jean is a Licensed Hydrogeologist with more than 30 years’ experience as an environmental and groundwater professional in Alaska, Washington, and internationally.  She has worked in private industry, consulting, government, and non-profits, with water management and conservation, water supply and wells, permitting, contaminated sites, and emergency response.  Jean is an avid gardener, skier and hiker. 

Jeff Sarvis

Position #7 - Town of Winthrop

Jeff is the representative to the Council for the Town of Winthrop, and currently works as Winthrop's Public Works Director

Andy Hover

Position #9 - Okanogan County

Andy currently serves District #2 on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners

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Sarah Lane- Administrator

Sarah moved to the Methow Valley in 2017 with her husband Glenn. It's the perfect place to pursue her love for flyfishing and working in her garden. Sarah has an Environmental Education - Communications degree from WWU-Huxley College. She performs administrative tasks, manages finances, takes minutes at meetings, helps with outreach and grants.