The Bartlesville Water Resources Committee shall research, develop and recommend to the City Council of Bartlesville, Oklahoma viable, cost-effective, intermediate and long-term proposals which will continue to provide Bartlesville area residents with a sustainable, adequate supply of water’


There are 17 members, 12 voting, on the committee including the Mayor or his Designee appointed from the current City Council, the City Manager, an additional City Council representative, the Water Utilities Director (ex-officio), three ex-officio members representing the Federal Legislator’s Office, one ex-officio Legislative liaison, one Dewey representative, one Washington County Commissioner, one Bartlesville Development Authority representative, and one Bartlesville Area Chamber of Commerce representative.

Reappointments are for unlimited three-year terms at the discretion of the City Council.


Meetings are called as needed.

Members – Appointed 7-24-23

Dale Copeland, Mayor and Chairman of the Committee

Quinn Schipper- Council Position

Mike Bailey, City Manager

George Halkiades, Ward 1 Representative

Bill Dausses, Ward 2 Representative

Tom Gorman, Ward 3 Representative

Ward 4 Representative-Open due to Mr. Schipper’s appointment to City Council

Harvey Little, Ward 5 Representative

Kevin Trease, Dewey Resident Representative

Mike Dunlap, Washington County Commissioner

David Wood,  Bartlesville Development Authority

Sherri Wilt, Chamber of Commerce  Representative

Julie Daniels, Legislative Liaison (ex-officio)

Mack Savala, Senator Lankford’s office (ex-officio)

Crystal Campbell, Senator Mullin’s Office (ex-officio)

Derrick Sisney, Rep. Brecheen’s office (ex-officio)

Terry Lauritsen, City of Bartlesville Water Utilities Director (ex-officio)