Board of Commissioners

The North Perry Avenue Water District is a municipal corporation organized under the laws of the State of Washington (Title 57 RCW). The District held its first meeting on December 9, 1942, following a public election of officers.

The District operates as a Special Purpose District and is governed by a 3-member board of commissioners (Board) elected by the citizens. Members of the Board are collectively responsible for establishing policy, adopting an annual budget, and providing vision and goals for the District. A summary of Board duties and responsibilities follows:

Provide public leadership by promoting representative, responsible, and respectful governance; mediating conflicting interests while building a consensus; and communicating the District’s vision and goals to ratepayers.

  • Establish policy by adopting goals and objectives; establish priorities; approve and/or amend the operating and capital budgets as needed; approve contracts, and adopt resolutions (the vehicle for establishing ongoing and formal policies that govern the District).
  • Appoint and supervise the General Manager. Conduct periodic performance evaluations.
  • Make decisions by studying problems, reviewing alternatives, and determining the best course of public policy.


Board Meetings

Regular Board meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the District Office. Meetings are currently also offered virtually via Zoom.

Meet Your Commissioners

Stephanie Marone

Position 1

Stephanie has served as a Commissioner for North Perry Water since 1999. She has held office as both Chairman of the Board and Secretary. She is familiar with the infrastructure of the district, and has excellent working knowledge of federal, state, and county regulations required for special utility districts, and keeps current of new and updated regulatory changes. She also holds a number of certifications, including the highest level of completion of Commissioner Leadership through a Washington State Association (WAWSD) and Emergency Response through FEMA, and has served on the committee for the Port of Brownsville Comprehensive Plan for many years. She is Treasurer of the Bremerton Yacht Club.

Her main priority has always been to provide the ratepayers of the district with clean, safe drinking water and to maintain their trust by making good decisions on their behalf.

Stephanie currently is employed as office manager for a small local marina. She lives in Brownsville with her mate of 17 years, Robert Stanberry. In their free time they enjoy Sailing.

Damon Sallee

Position 2 since 2021, current Chair

Originally from Bedford, IN, The Limestone Capital of the World, I was transplanted to Montana in 1974. I grew up Rudyard, MT, graduated from Blue Sky High School and subsequently Montana State University, Bozeman.

My experience over the years has included business management, sales management, construction trades, large scale facilities management and water system operation and heavy civil construction inspection.

I believe that the breadth of my experience gives the water district additional expertise and knowledge at the commission level. Additionally I have an oversight capacity that provides our customers and staff with a pragmatic approach to delivering clean and safe potable water, with an eye towards continuous improvement.

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the customers of the North Perry Water District and will always keep their health and safety at the forefront of my efforts as a commissioner.

Mary Sevilla

Position 3 NPWD since 2019

Mary’s public service interests as Commissioner are to represent water utility consumers, promote water quality conservation, education, and preservation of North Perry Water District’s precious aquifer resource and the Puget Sound area watershed.

Mary has been a Bremerton resident for 20 years. She grew up in Tacoma and is an alumnus of historic Stadium High School. She earned a BSW from University of WA, Associates of Art/Photography from Shoreline Community College and a Master of Science in Industrial Printing/Photography/ Graphic Arts from Rochester New York Institution of Tech. Mary is a federal employee of 25 years and has past work experience with City of Seattle Water and King County Council Legislative Administration. She has a comprehensive working knowledge of municipal, county, state and federal regulations, legislation, and public service.

Mary’s community volunteer public service experience includes 10 years as a credit union board director in Seattle, a few years as a member of Seattle Surface Water Drainage & Wastewater Community Board, and four years as a Board of Governance Representative with Sierra Club/ Rochester New York-Atlantic Chapter. She is a certified Land/Water Steward with Kitsap and King County/ WSU Cooperative Extension.

Mary’s interests include passing time outside, gardening, walks in nature and on the beach.