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City of Philadelphia

Board Members

Contact the Water Rate Board

Please send email to:

Philadelphia Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Rate Board
c/o Marie McNeill
Philadelphia Water Department
Finance Division
1101 Market Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
The board consists of five members serving staggered terms. The members are appointed by the Mayor and continue to serve until a replacement is installed.

Board members and brief biographies:

Bernard Brunwasser, Chairperson - Former Commissioner, Deputy Water Commissioner and General Manager of the Finance Division for the Philadelphia Water Department. Mr. Brunwasser served on the finance committee of American Water Works Association (Term expires July 1, 2019).

Michael Chapman - COO of Chapman Auto Stores. Mr. Chapman previously served on the Philadelphia Water Department’s Stormwater Customer Advisory Committee (Term expires July 1, 2017).

Lee Huang - A, Senior Vice President and Principal at Econsult Solutions, Mr. Huang provides business and public policy makers with economic consulting services in public infrastructure, development, public policy, public finance, and community and neighborhood development (Term expires July 1, 2016).

Folasade A. Olanipekun-Lewis - Appointed Chief Administrative Officer to the Philadelphia International Airport effective January 28, 2016, Ms. Folasade (Sade) A. Olanipekun-Lewis has worked in many areas of Philadelphia government for over 20 years.  Previously, she served as the Chief Financial Officer for City Council; Deputy Commerce Director for Finance and Administration; Chief Financial Officer for the School District; and also as City Treasurer, where her responsibilities included overseeing the issuance of debt and other financing instruments and managing the investment of cash reserves of the city totaling about $2 billion. (Term expires July 1, 2020).

Sonny Popowsky - Mr. Popowsky previously served as the Consumer Advocate of Pennsylvania from 1990 to 2012 and was a member of the Keystone Energy Board and the U.S. Department of Energy and Electricity Advisory Committee (Term expires July 1, 2018) .