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Officers Elected to Energy Northwest Executive Board

Angela Smith, Public Affairs, 509-377-4154                                                                                                             Carla Martinez, Public Affairs, 509-372-5156                                                                                                            

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Energy Northwest Executive Board elected officers at its public meeting last week in Portland, Ore.

Sid Morrison of Zillah will continue in his role as chair of the board; Jack Janda of Hoodsport will continue to serve as vice chair; Lori Sanders of Kennewick will continue as board secretary; and Linda Gott of Shelton will continue as assistant secretary. All will serve one-year terms effective immediately.

Morrison has served on the executive board since 2001. He is also the current chair for the Yakima Basin Storage Alliance and former chair for the board of trustees at Central Washington University. A former legislator, Morrison served in the Washington state House of Representatives from 1966-1974, the Washington state Senate from 1974-1980 and the U.S. House of Representatives from 1980-1992. He was appointed Secretary of Transportation by the Washington Transportation Commission in 1993 and served in that capacity until retiring from state service in 2001.

Janda has served on the executive board since 2005 and on the Mason County Public Utility District 1 board of commissioners since 2001. While serving on the Mason PUD commission, he represented the utility with the Washington Public Utility Districts Association, and has served on the WPUDA board as secretary/treasurer, vice president and president.

Sanders has served on the executive board since 2010 and on the Benton County Public Utility District board of commissioners since 2005. She was elected secretary of the executive board in 2013. Sanders is the owner and president of Energy Incentives Inc., a consulting firm on conservation and renewables.

Gott has served on the executive board since 2014 and on the Mason County Public Utility District 3 board of commissioners since 1999. In addition, she is the Northwest Open Access Network Board of Directors current president. Gott is a retired business manager from a Mason County school district. 

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

Editor’s note: Portraits of officers available at:​

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 energy facility. 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 action 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.

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