About Cascade Water | Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Initiative

In July of 2010 Cascade identified and prioritized its major work activities. These activities shaped the Strategic Plan development. The plan is outlined in a 239-page downloadable PDF document.

Purpose of the Plan

Cascade Water Alliance appointed RNR Consulting to develop a Strategic Plan based on the organization’s vision for the future and cooperation of efforts of Cascade’s employees, board, members, and the community. The intent of this initiative was to confirm that a goal-oriented environment is in place within all functional areas, which would enable Cascade to establish an efficient and effective future organizational strategy that focuses on improving its competitive position within the Puget Sound Region.

The Cascade Water Alliance (Cascade) is a municipal corporation comprised of five member
cities (City of Bellevue, City of Issaquah, City of Kirkland, City of Redmond, City of Tukwila) and
two water and sewer districts (Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, and Skyway Water and Sewer District). These cities and districts have joined together with the goal of bringing a regional approach to providing a safe, clean, and reliable water supply to over 350,000 residents and 26,000 businesses.

Cascade is governed by a board of directors consisting of representatives appointed by resolution from each member’s legislative authority. Members may similarly appoint alternate board members. Additionally, each board member and each alternate board member must be elected officials of
the members.