In 1930, Washington voters approved a measure allowing rural communities to form their own publicly owned utilities. Under State law, “The purpose of this act is to authorize the establishment of public utility districts to conserve the water and power resources of the State of Washington for the benefit of the people thereof, and to supply public utility service, including water and electricity for all uses”.
Ferry County PUD is governed by a Board consisting of three elected Commissioners, each serving a term of six years. One Commissioner is on the ballot every two years. Commissioner salaries are set by state law, based on the size of the utility. Commissioners are tasked with establishing policy, approving budgets and expenditures, and establishing rates and charges. The Board selects a General Manager, who is responsible for managing the District and its employees.
The Board meets every third Monday of the month at 9:00 a.m. at the Ferry County PUD boardroom located in the basement. Public attendance is welcomed!