Deputy Director, City of Port Angeles
Port Angeles, Wash.
Phil Lusk became the director of Power and Telecommunications Systems at the City of Port Angeles in January 2013. At this time, he also began his appointment to the Energy Northwest Board of Directors.
In his current role for the City of Port Angeles he works under the administrative direction of the director of Public Works and Utilities. Lusk coordinates and directs the strategic and long-term planning for the city’s electric and telecommunications utilities. In addition, he is responsible for the city’s energy conservation programs, utility rate and cost of service studies, and interfaces directly with the Bonneville Power Administration.
Prior to coming to Port Angeles, Lusk had an energy consulting practice, and he has also worked for a public utilities commission, a state energy agency and served as an appointive energy administrator for two South Carolina governors.
Among other areas, he has worked in energy research and development policy analysis, demonstration project development, implementation and evaluation, and program management. During his professional career, he has organized, directed and coordinated more than 100 projects, two of which received the National Award for Innovation from the U.S. Department of Energy.
In 2005, Lusk received the President’s Volunteer Service Award by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for his work with Mercy Corps and WinRock International on a volunteer assignment in Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan. Since 2007, he has served on the Guacamole Fund Board of Directors, a tax exempt, public charity that helps coordinate events for organizations that work in the public interest.
Board of Directors Member Since 2013.