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WPUDA elects new officers for 2015-2016

Commissioners from four public utility districts assumed top leadership positions for 2015-2016 as the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) announced the election of its new officers today. Chelan County PUD Commissioner Dennis Bolz was tapped to serve as President; Wahkiakum County PUD Commissioner Dennis Reid was elected Vice-President after serving a year as Secretary; Douglas County PUD Commissioner Ron Skagen was elected Secretary; and Lewis County PUD Commissioner Ben Kostick will serve a second term as Treasurer. Pacific County PUD Commissioner Diana Thompson completed her year of service as President and will now fill the role of Past President on the Executive Committee.

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Past President Pacific County PUD Commissioner Diana Thompson presents newly elected President Chelan County PUD Commissioner Dennis Bolz with WPUDA President's pin.

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Hydro is Renewable

Public Utility Districts in Washington get nearly 82% of their energy from hydropower, which is reliable, renewable and produces almost zero greenhouse gas emissions.

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The Washington Public Utility Districts Association represents 27 nonprofit, community-owned utilities that provide electricity, water and wastewater services, and wholesale telecommunications to more than 1.7 million people in Washington. In October 2007, WPUDA moved into its new headquarters in Olympia, the first new-construction office building in the state to receive “platinum” designation under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.. Watch video.

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Public Utility Districts are are nonprofit, locally regulated utilities that are created by a vote of the people. They were authorized in 1930 by a voter-approved initiative. Their charter under state law is to “conserve the water and power resources of the State of Washington for the benefit of the people thereof, and to supply public utility service, including water and electricity for all uses."

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