Kathy Vaughn was the first woman elected to the Snohomish County Public Utility District Board of Commissioners. Elected in 1994, she is the 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.
Ms. Vaughn 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 selected Business Woman of the Year in 2005 by the Snohomish Business Journal. She is the president and licensed broker of Goldmark Financial Corp., 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 Lynnwood, Wash.
Executive Board Member Since 2006
Board of Directors Member Since 2004