BenBen Kostick, Commissioner of Public Utility District No. 1 of Lewis County, Washington has been named chair of the American Public Power Association’s Policy Makers Council (PMC). The council, which is comprised of 45 elected or appointed governing officials from communities across the country, assists APPA in its advocacy efforts before Congress on issues of critical importance to the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities.

“It’s a great honor to be elected to the chair of the APPA Policy Makers Council. The PMC is an important voice for public power on the Hill. My participation as a representative from a small utility in the state of Washington demonstrates how federal policy can be shaped by and voices heard of each and every citizen. I look forward to helping guide this effective group in the coming year.” – Ben Kostick

Members of the PMC meet twice a year in Washington, D.C., to advocate on issues such as investment in the nation’s grid, protection of affordable hydropower resources, and common sense environmental regulation.

Kostick’s chairmanship will last until July 2019.

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To learn more Visit APPA's Policy Makers Council website.