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
Ben Kostick

Commissioner Kostick, a self-employed CPA, represents PUD Commission District No.1 that comprises 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 Kostick was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in April 2007 and was subsequently elected.

You can reach Ben by emailing or by calling (360) 262-0516.

Commissioner District No. 2
Dean Dahlin

Commissioner Dahlin, retired Locomotive Engineer and active Weatherman, represents PUD Commission District No. 2. District No. 2 generally comprises the City of Chehalis and the western part of Lewis County, including Lincoln Creek, Independence, Galvin, Adna, Boistfort, Vader, Doty, and PeEll.

Commissioner Dahlin was elected to the Board of Commissioners beginning January 2013 and is serving his first term as a commissioner.

You can contact Dean via email at or by calling (360) 748-4329.

Commissioner District No. 3
Tim Cournyer

Commissioner Cournyer, the 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 Commission beginning January 2017.

You can reach Tim via email at or by calling (360) 880-6563.

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