The Energy Northwest Executive Board elected officers at its public meeting last week in Portland, Oregon and two from Mason County will continue serving on the board. Mason County PUD 1 Commissioner Jack Janda will continue to serve as vice chair of the board and Mason County PUD 3 Commission Linda Gott will continue as assistant secretary.
Janda has served on the executive board since 2005 and on the Mason County Public Utility District 1 board of commissioners since 2001. While serving on the Mason PUD 1 commission, he represented the utility with the Washington Public Utility Districts Association, and has served on the WPUDA board as secretary/treasurer, vice president and president.
Gott has served on the executive board since 2014 and on the Mason County Public Utility District 3 board of commissioners since 1999. In addition, she is the Northwest Open Access Network Board of Directors current president. Gott is a retired business manager from a Mason County school district.
Others elected to the board: Sid Morrison of Zillah will continue in his role as chair of the board and Lori Sanders of Kennewick will continue as board secretary.
The executive board has 11 members; five elected from the board of directors, three appointed by the board of directors from outside Energy Northwest and the remaining three appointed by the governor of Washington. The executive board sets the policies that govern the operations of the organization.
Tim Sheldon also sits on the Energy Northwest Executive Board. Sheldon is outside director.