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 second Tuesday at 2:30 in the Water Department office.

About the Board

David Mason was first elected to the Board of Water Commissioners June 2022. As a resident of Precinct 1, David brings 32 years of experience in public health encompassing issues in public water supply, the protection of public water supply, wastewater management and water resources management. David has also served as the Director of Public Health of the Town of Sandwich, and served on multiple committees associated with water site cleanup on Joint Base Cape Cod. David is currently primary responsible as program manager for the implementation of the Water Resource Management Plan for the Town of Sandwich, involving the needs of the Sandwich Water District.

Evelyn Bassett: Evelyn was first elected to the Board of Water Commissioners May 2000. 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 and many grandchildren.

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.