NR 14-16 Jack Janda Re-elected Vice Chair of Executive Board

​Angela Walz, Public Affairs, 509-377-4010
Angela Smith, Public Affairs, 509-377-4154

RICHLAND, Wash. – Energy leaders from across Washington today re-elected Jack Janda to continue to serve as vice chair on Energy Northwest’s Executive Board for a one-year term effective July 1. The public power agency’s 11-member executive board is responsible for setting policy and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization.

Janda was elected to the Mason County Public Utility District 1 Board of Commissioners in 2001 and re-elected to serve another six-year term beginning January 2013. He was appointed to the Energy Northwest Board of Directors in January 2003, and was elected by the board of directors to serve on the executive board in January 2005 to fill an unexpired term ending in June, 2006.

In April 2006, he was elected to his first full four-year term on the executive board. In April 2010, he was re-elected to serve another term on the executive board. Additionally, he has served as secretary/treasurer of the executive board, and vice president and president of Columbia Generating Station Participants Review Board.

While serving on the Mason PUD 1 Commission, he represented the utility on the Washington Public Utility District Association and has served on the WPUDA board as secretary/treasurer, vice president and president. Janda also served as first chair of the WPUDA Energy Committee in 2008.

Prior to his election, Janda was employed with the Forest Service and retired after 32 years of government service. He retired from the Hoodsport Fire Department after serving 33 years as a volunteer fireman / EMT; and served as its chief for 10 years. He has also served as a past board member of the Mason County Tourism Council and a past member of the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group. He attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif., and the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, Calif. He and his wife, Karen, reside in Hoodsport, Wash.

About Energy Northwest
Energy Northwest develops, owns and operates a diverse mix of electricity generating resources, including hydro, solar and wind projects – and the Northwest’s only nuclear power plant. These projects provide enough reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible energy to power more than a million homes each year, and that carbon-free electricity is provided at the cost of generation. As a Washington state joint operating agency, Energy Northwest comprises 27 public power member utilities from across the state serving more than 1.5 million ratepayers. The agency continually explores new generation projects to meet its members’ needs.