As set by state law, Lewis County PUD is governed by a board of elected commissioners. Each commissioner represents a defined geographic section of the county. Their terms are six years. It is the Board’s responsibility to set utility policy and to hire and oversee the work of the general manager.
Commissioner District No. 1
Commissioner Kelly, a Computer and Controls professional at TransAlta Corporation’s Centralia coal-fired power plant, represents PUD Commission District No.1 which includes the central part of Lewis County east of Centralia and Chehalis, including the Big Hanaford, Little Hanaford, Coal Creek, Logan Hill, North Fork, Forest, Napavine, Evaline, and Winlock areas.
Commissioner Kelly was elected to the Board of Commissioners, term beginning in January 2021.
Commissioner District No. 2
Commissioner Rothlin, a retired Superintendent of the Chehalis School District, represents PUD Commission District No. 2. District No. 2 generally comprises the western portion of Lewis County, including parts of Chehalis and Centralia, Adna, Boistfort, and Pe Ell.
Commissioner Rothlin was appointed to the Board of Commissioners on November 1, 2019. He was subsequently elected to the Board of Commissioners in 2020, term beginning in January 2021.
Commissioner District No. 3
Commissioner Cournyer, a retired CEO/CFO of Forks Community Hospital, represents PUD Commission District No. 3. District No. 3 generally comprises the southern and eastern parts of Lewis County, including Toledo, Onalaska, Ethel, Salkum, Silver Creek, Cinebar, Mossyrock, Morton, Mineral, Glenoma, Randle and Packwood.
Commissioner Cournyer was elected to the Board of Commissioners, term beginning in January 2017.