The Board of Water Commissioners

The Board of Water Commissioners oversees the operation and budget of the Water Department. Three commissioners are elected to staggered three-year terms in the annual election each year. Board meetings are held monthly on the first Tuesday at 4:30 in the Water Department office.

About the Board

David Jones:

David was first elected to the Board of Water Commissioners May 2007 and elected Chair of the Board of Commissioners May 2011. Chairman Jones also serves as the Treasurer and Director on the Board of Directors of Barnstable Youth Hockey Association. He is a retired businessman owning his own business for 31 years in the bus transportation industry and retired from the Town of Barnstable Golf serving ten years. Previously he served for twenty years as a call firefighter with the Barnstable Fire Department retiring with the rank of Deputy Fire Chief. He lives in Barnstable with his wife Debra and their twin boys who are currently college students.  Chairman Jones’ current term expires April, 2019.

Evelyn Bassett: Evelyn was first elected to the Board of Water Commissioners May 2000.  Served as Chair for 3 years. Commissioner Bassett currently serves on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Schoolhouse, is on the sub-committee for the Barnstable Village Brick project.  Commissioner Bassett is also a current volunteer at CapeAbilities Thrift Shop.  She also served on past Boards of Directors for the Barnstable Civic Association, Barnstable Village Association, and Tales of Cape Cod. She is also a past volunteer with Elder Services osteo program.  Commissioner Bassett is a stylist at Maryanne’s Hair Salon in South Yarmouth. She lives in Barnstable Village with her husband, Wayne. They have two adult children, both living on the Cape.  Commissioner Bassett’s current term expires April 2021.

Steve Whitmore: Steve was first elected to the Board of Water Commissioners May 2011.  Commissioner Whitmore also served as a Commissioner on the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission,  Town of Barnstable Personnel Advisory Board and Barnstable Civic Association. He is a retired attorney and lives in Barnstable Village.  Commissioner Whitmore’s current term expires April 2019.

Contact: watercommissioners@barnstablefiredistrict.com