Lewis County PUD will hold a series of public hearings in September and October for the proposed budget, rates, and Integrated Resource Plan (PDF). To encourage public participation, the PUD will host these hearings virtually using Zoom, an Internet-based video conferencing solution. Additionally, the PUD will open its auditoriums in the Chehalis and Morton offices for people without Internet to come and participate in the virtual hearings.

“Despite the challenges of holding in-person meetings during the pandemic, the PUD strongly encourages public participation in these hearings,” said Ben Kostick, President of the PUD Board of Commissioners. “We’re trying to provide a range of options that both maintain public health guidance and enable members of the public to be involved.”

The schedule of hearings is as follows:

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.

  • 1st Public Hearing on Budget

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.

  • 2nd Public Hearing on Rates

The agenda and materials for each hearing will be posted to the Meeting Agendas and Minutes webpage, prior to each hearing. Specific log-in and call-in details will be published on each public hearing agenda, accessible Meeting Agendas and Minutes webpage.

Members of the public have three options for participating in the public hearings:

  1. Remote via Internet: Participants can log in to the public hearings using the Internet. Specific log-in details will be published on each public hearing agenda, Visit Meeting Agendas and Minutes webpage.
  2. Access Virtual Hearings from a PUD Location: Participants may come to one of the following PUD locations to access the public hearings virtually. A PUD attendant will be present to operate the Zoom video conference and to ensure proper social distancing and masking protocols are followed. Please note: Space will be limited due to public health social distancing requirements. This option is encouraged for members of the public who do not have access to the Internet.

    PUD's Chehalis Auditorium
    345 NW Pacific Avenue
    Chehalis, WA 98532
    Doors open at 9:45 a.m.

    PUD's Morton Auditorium
    240 7th Street
    Morton, WA 98356
    Doors open at 9:45 a.m.

  3. Phone: Specific call-in details will be published on each public hearing agenda, Meeting Agendas and Minutes webpage. Please note: Participants who phone only will not be able to provide questions or comments over the phone.

For those not able to participate through the options above, the PUD encourages questions and comments to be submitted by email or postal mail to:


Postal Mail

Lewis County PUD
Attn: Executive Assistant
PO Box 330
Chehalis, WA 98532