Commissioner, Mason County PUD 3
Linda Gott was elected Mason County Public Utility District 3 commissioner in 1999, and is serving her second 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.
Commissioner 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.
Commissioner Gott is past president of Public Utility Risk Management Services, having previously served terms as secretary and vice president. In addition, she recently completed four years on the NoaNet Board of Directors and 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.
Commissioner Gott has had a varied career, but most notably in public education where she retired from her position as the business manager for a Mason County school district. With a degree in business management (economics and finance) from The Evergreen State College, she currently holds the position of treasurer with the Mason Conservation District.
Board of Directors Member Since 2007