Public Works Advisory Commission

Powers & Duties

The commission shall have the following powers and duties:

  • Advise and make recommendations to the Public Works Department and the City Council on matters related to public works activities or infrastructure, which could include recommendations regarding potable water services, wastewater treatment and collection, industrial pretreatment, street maintenance and traffic control, sanitation, development, and engineering.
  • Assist the Public Works Department in reviewing and determining the feasibility of topics related to the Public Works Department, which could include master plans, rate recommendations, and setting improvement priorities. 
  • Serve as a sounding board for the Public Works Department and provide feedback and advice on certain public works agenda items that go before the City Council for consideration. It is expected that the Public Works Advisory Commission will aid in the filtering and vetting of such items by providing knowledge and depth on the subject matter. 


The commission will meet monthly on the second Wednesday of every month from 12pm to 1pm in the Bell Building 2nd Floor Meeting Room at 215 D Street in downtown Lewiston. Public Works Advisory Commission meetings are recorded live and can be accessed on the City's YouTube channel.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following City Council approval.


The commission shall consist of seven members including two sitting City Councilors, five citizens of Lewiston, and one ad hoc student member. The terms of advisory boards and commissions shall be for three (3) years.  

Per Sec. 2-47 of City Code, Council Liaisons are voting members of the Public Works Advisory Commission.

Kathy Schroeder, Chair and Council LiaisonTerm Expires - 1/2026
Kevin Kelly, Vice-Chair Term Expires - 3/2026 
Kassee Forsmann, Council Liaison
Term Expires - 1/2026
Laura WrightTerm Expires - 3/2026
Ryan Rehder 
Term Expires - 3/2026
Kayleigh Philippi, Student MemberTerm Expires - 3/2026
Brent BourassaTerm Expires - 8/2026

If you would like to apply to serve on the Public Works Advisory Commission, please submit a completed Advisory Board or Commission Application (PDF) to the City Clerk

Do you have comments you would like to share with the commission? 

You can share your comments:

Comments submitted by email or phone will be forwarded to the Public Works Advisory Commission. If you would like your comment to be read out loud during the meeting, please include that in your email or phone message.