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Soos Creek Water & Sewer District

Commissioner Position 2

Alan Eades

Alan Eades

22828 SE Lake Wilderness Dr

Maple Valley, WA 98038

(425) 433-1079

Education: AA Degree, Bellevue College; Water Distribution Manager Certification; Wastewater Collection Systems Certification; numerous additional certifications
Occupation: Semi-retired; former Operations Manager, Soos Creek Water and Sewer District.

Alan is a lifelong resident of Washington and has lived within the Soos Creek District since year 2000. He and Kathy have been married for 36 years and have two children.


Alan has 26 years of experience as a Soos Creek Water and Sewer District employee, the last 14 years as the Operations Manager. He has extensive knowledge and experience in both the water and sewer sides of the utility industry.


As Operations Manager, his responsibilities included ensuring safe and clean water was delivered to Soos Creek customers and sewage was properly conveyed and discharged. He ensured your money as ratepayer was spent wisely by finding improved ways of managing the District’s resources and implementing numerous projects to help the District reduce waste and increase efficiency.


As commissioner, Alan will bring his background and professional expertise to aid the Board in making informed decisions. With each decision, the needs of the District will be carefully considered and balanced with the impact on ratepayers and the environment.


Alan is committed to ensuring water quality and safety, system reliability, and customer service for the people in the District. Alan looks forward to serving the public as commissioner and would appreciate your vote.

Merle Reeder

Merle Reeder

13921 SE 241st St

Kent, WA 98042

(206) 786-3225

Education: Associates in Arts & Sciences Degree, Shoreline Community College
Occupation: Project Manager/Salesman and Real Estate Broker

This spring I was honored to be appointed to the Soos Creek Water & Sewer Board of Commissioners. I ask for your vote to retain my seat.


My background in the construction industry gives me a fresh perspective to this position. Unlike my opponent, I am a customer of the Soos Creek Water & Sewer District, so I have a vested interest in the welfare of the district. Unlike my opponent, I do not serve on any other water/sewer boards, so there is no conflict of interest in serving on this Board. As a citizen who makes my living in the private sector, I serve other customers like me – hard-working individuals who want reliable, high-quality water and sewer services at reasonable rates.


Professionally, I have 40+ years in the commercial and residential building industries. I owned Reeder Brothers Construction, a general contracting firm, for 32 years, managing up to 35 employees. I currently work as a project manager/salesman for Northwest Roof Services in Kent. My wife Marti and I have lived in the Kent area for more than 20 years, and we enjoy being active in our community.


Supported by all current Commissioners, see for additional endorsements.

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