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PUD 3 has a board of elected commissioners to be the policy-makers for the utility.
A three-member commission is responsible for operating Mason PUD 3.
Their job includes setting policies for running PUD 3, adopting a budget each year, and determining rates and charges for services.
The commissioners meet twice each month at the Johns Prairie operations center in Shelton. The meetings usually start at 10:00 a.m. and the full schedule is available here.
Each of the PUD commission districts have about the same number of voters. A commissioner is elected from each of the three districts every two years to serve a six-year term.
Linda R. Gott has been on the board since 1999. Her district includes the southeastern section of Mason County. Linda is President of the board of commissioners.
Tom Farmer was elected in 2008. His district includes the northeastern area of Mason County. Tom is the current Vice President of the board. He was a successful oysterman for 34 years and sold his business to retire and be a full time commissioner. He and his wife Jean, together have have 5 grandchildren, 3 boys and 2 girls, along with three grown kids, Allen, Caren and Nathan.
Bruce E. Jorgenson began his first term on the board in 1995. His district includes the western portion of Mason County. He is serving his fifth term as commissioner, which started January 1, 2019. He is currently the Secretary of the board.