Your PUD Governance

 
Kelly Boyd

Kelly Boyd, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Risk Officer

Gregg Carrington

Gregg Carrington, Managing Director-Energy Resources

Mike Coleman

Mike Coleman, Managing Director, Fiber and Telecommunications

Kirk Hudson

Kirk Hudson, Managing Director-Generation & Transmission

Lorna Klemanski

Lorna Klemanski, Managing Director - Human Resources, Labor and Safety

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith, Managing Director-District Services

John Stoll

John Stoll, Managing Director-Customer Utilities

Erik Wahlquist, General Counsel

Erik Wahlquist, General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer

The Commission

Chelan County PUD is administered by five commissioners. The county is divided into three commissioner districts, each having approximately equal population and geographic size. One member is elected from each of the three commissioner districts every two years to serve for a term of six years, and one member is elected every two years from each of the two at-large commissioner districts to serve for a term of four years.

The commission establishes policy, approves plans, budgets and expenditures and reviews the District's operations. The legal responsibilities and powers of the District, including the establishment of rates and charges for services rendered, are exercised through the commission.

Public meetings of the Board of Commissioners are held the first and third Mondays of the month, in the boardroom located on the third floor of the Wenatchee Headquarters Building.

General Manager
General Manager Steve Wright reports directly to the commission and is responsible for the overall operation of the utility. Read more about Steve Wright.

Senior Management Team
The general manager has established a Senior Management Team with broad functional capabilities to provide well-rounded management decisions in implementing commission policies and carrying out the PUD’s Strategic Plan. This team-based approach to executive management decision-making also helps ensure smooth succession planning as retirements occur in the coming years.

2013 Awards

  • Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters Award from National Hydropower Association's for Public Education, D3 Geocache Challenge

2012 Awards

  • Tom Hougan Award from Northwest Public Power Association, Overall Excellence in Communication

2011 Awards

  • Demonstration of Energy Efficient Developments (DEED) Award presented to Chelan County PUD by American Public Power Association (APPA) for idle-reduction technology installed on PUD heavy-duty vehicles to save fuel and extend vehicle life.

2010 Awards

  • Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters Award from National Hydropower Association's for Recreational, Environmental and Historic Enhancement, Chelan River Habitat Restoration/Enhancement

2008 Awards

  • Hydro Achievement Award from National Hydropower Association in category of "Operational Excellence" for the PUD's comprehensive security program
  • State "lifesaving and humanitarian" award for heroic acts that saved lives: Chelan County PUD employees Blake Hancock, Mike Broderson and Jose Urrutia saved a man from drowning after he fell down an embankment ino the Columbia River at Walla Wall Point Park.

2006 Awards

  • National Hydropower Association's Public Education Hydro Achievement Award, in recognition of the River of Power program.
  • National Hydropower Association's Outstanding Stewardship of America's Rivers Award, in recognition of the Rocky Reach and Rock Island Habitat Conservation Plans.

2005 Awards

  • National Hydropower Association's Outstanding Stewardship of America's Rivers Award, in recognition of the Rocky Reach and Rock Island Habitat Conservation Plans.

2004 Awards

  • E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award is presented to one or two utilities annually for overall achievement and customer benefits. Chelan County PUD has won the award twice before, in 1959 and 1991, and now becomes only the second utility in the country to win it three times.
  • National Hydropower Association's Technological Solutions Hydro Achievement Award, in recognition of the Rocky Reach juvenile fish bypass system.
  • Paul J. Raver Award, Northwest Public Power Association, in recognition of Chelan County PUD community service.

2003 Awards

  • Interstate Renewable Energy Council 2003 National Renewable Energy Recognition Award, in recognition of the SNAP (Sustainable Natural Alternative Power) program.
  • Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Certificate of Appreciation, 2003, in recognition of cooperative efforts that allowed the state to keep operating PUD parks during a difficult state budget crunch.
  • American Fisheries Society Western Division Conservation Achievement Award, 2003, in recognition of construction of the $112 million fish bypass system at Rocky Reach Dam.