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Linda Gott, Mason PUD 3 Commissioner, Re-Elected to Energy Northwest Executive Board

Linda Gott, Mason PUD 3 Commissioner, Re-Elected to Energy Northwest Executive Board

by Mason PUD 3 on

April 26, 2018

Commissioner Gott and six others elected to serve on the ENW policy board.

gott.jpg(TRI-CITIES, WA) – Linda Gott, Mason PUD 3 commissioner, was among six candidates elected to serve a four year term on the Energy Northwest executive board. For Gott, this is a reelection to the board.

The executive board sets policies that govern the operations of Energy Northwest.

Energy Northwest is a joint action agency, with 27 members: public utility districts and municipalities throughout Washington State. The agency owns and operates four electricity generating facilities: White Bluffs Solar Station, Packwood Lake Hydroelectric Project, Nine Canyon Wind Project and Columbia Generating Station (nuclear energy facility).

Energy Northwest also provides operations and maintenance services for generating facilities owned by other utilities, and develops new power generation facilities to meet growing demand.

Other utility commissioners elected to the executive board include:

  • Terry Brewer, Grant County Public Utility District 2
  • Arie Callaghan, Grays Harbor County PUD 1
  • Jack Janda, Mason County PUD 1
  • Will Purser, Clallam County PUD

The new terms begin in June.

Selected from outside its membership, the Board of Directors re-elected William “Skip” Orser, a former chief operating officer with the Tennessee Valley Authority and a 30-year nuclear industry veteran, to serve as one of three outside directors.

Linda Gott Biography

Gott has served as a Mason County Commissioner since 1999. She also serves on the American Public Power Association's Legislative and Resolutions Committee and is past president of Public Utility Risk Management Services. In addition, she currently serves on the NoaNet Board of Directors and served six years on the Northwest Public Power Association Board of Trustees. She previously served for six years as the PUD’s representative to the Economic Development Council of Mason County and continues to actively promote the benefits of public power and its involvement in and build-out of rural telecommunication systems using fiber optic technology.