Kathy Vaughn was the first
woman elected to the Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1 Board of
Commissioners. Elected in 1994, she is the second longest-serving commissioner
in the utilities’ 60-year history, being re-elected to her fourth term in 2012.
Commissioner Vaughn was appointed to the Energy Northwest Board of Directors in
2004 and served as its vice president from 2005 to 2007. In April 2006 she was
elected by the board of directors to the Energy Northwest Executive Board. In
April 2014 she began serving her third, four-year term on the executive board.
She previously served as the assistant secretary until 2008 when she was
selected to be the secretary. She is currently the chair on the executive
board’s Audit, Legal and Finance Committee.
was also nominated by the region and serves on the Policy Makers Council for
the American Public Power Association to work on national energy policy issues
in Washington, D.C.
She is an
accomplished businesswoman and was featured as Business Woman of the Year in
2005 by the Snohomish Business Journal. She is the president and licensed broker
of Goldmark Financial Corporation, a Washington state mortgage brokerage firm.
She is also co-owner of a construction company with her husband.
Prior to her
election to the commission, she was active in the community, running many youth
organizations and serving as a precinct committee person. She resides in
Board of Directors Member Since 2004