Commissioner, Mason County PUD 3
Linda Gott began serving as a Mason County Public Utility District 3 commissioner in 1999 and is serving her third six-year term on the commission. Ms. Gott has the distinction of being the first woman to serve as a commissioner in the PUD’s 68-year history.
Ms. Gott was appointed to the Energy Northwest Board of Directors in January 2007 after serving as Mason County PUD 3’s alternate to the board since 2001. She was elected as the board vice president in January 2011 and board president in January 2013. In 2014 she was elected to the Energy Northwest Executive Board. She also serves on the American Public Power Association’s Legislative and Resolutions Committee and was appointed to the APPA Policy Makers Council in 2013. In addition, she is the Northwest Open Access Network Board of Directors current president.
Ms. Gott is past president of Public Utility Risk Management Services 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.
Ms. Gott retired as business manager from a Mason County school district. She has a degree in business management (economics and finance) from Evergreen State College. She was also the treasurer/accountant of the Mason Conservation District.
Executive Board Member Since 2014
Board of Directors Member Since 2007