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Officers Elected to Energy Northwest Executive Board

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​​​​​​RICHLAND, Wash. – The Energy Northwest Executive Board elected officers at its public meeting in Snoqualmie Aug. 25.

Will Purser of Sequim was elected to serve as board chair; John Saven of Portland, Oregon, will serve as vice chair; Linda Gott of Shelton will continue to serve as board secretary; and Jim Moss of Edgewood will continue to serve as assistant secretary. All will serve two-year terms effective immediately.

Purser has served on the executive board since 2010 and on the Clallam County PUD board of commissioners since 2001. In addition, he represents his PUD as a delegate to the Northwest Public Power Association and the commissioner's roundtable of Washington Public Utility Districts Association.  

“I am honored to continue to serve Energy Northwest and our region's utility customers," Purser said. “Energy Northwest has a vital role in helping Washington state and the Pacific Northwest reach its clean energy goals."

Saven was appointed to the executive board by Gov. Jay Inslee in 2016. He is retired from his position as founder and CEO of Northwest Requirements Utilities in Portland.

Gott has served on the executive board since 2014 and on the Mason County PUD 3 board of commissioners since 1999. In addition, she serves on the Northwest Open Access Network board of directors. Gott is a retired business manager from a Mason County school district. 

Moss was appointed to the executive board by Inslee in 2013. He is a retired director of the Energy Department for the United Association, a multi-craft international union representing plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, welders and HVACR technicians.

The executive board has 11 members; five elected from the agency's board of directors, three appointed by the board of directors from outside EN and the remaining three appointed by the governor of Washington. The executive board sets the policies that govern the operations of the organization.

Pictured above from top left: Purser, Saven, Gott and  Moss. 

About Energy Northwest                                                                                            

Energy Northwest develops, owns and operates a diverse mix of electricity generating resources, including hydro, solar, battery storage and wind projects – and the Northwest's only nuclear power facility. These projects provide carbon-free electricity at the cost of generation – enough clean, cost-effective and reliable energy to power more than a million homes each year. As an independent joint operating agency of Washington state, Energy Northwest comprises 27 public power member utilities from across the state serving more than 1.5 million customers. The agency continually explores new generation projects to meet its members' needs. 

Carla Martinez, Public Affairs, 509-372-5156                                                          
Susan Fillafer, Public Affairs, 509-377-6117 

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