News Release – 1/14/2014

For Information:
Erica Erland, Clark Public Utilities
360-992-3238, [email protected]

Clark Public Utilities Commission Names 2014 Officers, 

Observing Rotation Elects Byron Hanke Board President

– Jim Malinowski to serve as vice president and Nancy Barnes as secretary –

VANCOUVER, WA – January 14, 2014 – Clark Public Utilities’ commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 14, kept with the ongoing rotation of offices and elected Byron Hanke to replace Nancy Barnes as the board president. Jim Malinowski will take over vice presidential duties and Barnes will assume secretarial responsibilities for 2014.

“The services provided by the utility are absolutely vital to Clark County and this board is deeply invested in preserving the quality and affordability of Clark Public Utilities’ power and water,” said Hanke. “Keeping this county a beautiful, bright and safe place to live and work is our commitment to customers of the utility now, and into the future.”

The Clark Public Utilities board, responsible for setting policy and overseeing operations for the customer-owned electric, water and generating systems, is comprised of three elected commissioners. Commissioners serve six-year terms and election years are staggered to occur every two years. Each member represents one of three districts, areas which are determined by census and adopted every ten years. The most recent redistricting took place in 2012. 

Clark Public Utilities’ board of commissioners meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. Meetings are held at the downtown utility office, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, and are open to the public.

About Clark Public Utilities
Clark Public Utilities is a customer-owned public utility that provides electric service to more than 184,000 customers throughout Clark County. The utility also provides water service to about 30,000 homes and businesses in the Hazel Dell, Salmon Creek, Lakeshore, Hockinson, Brush Prairie, La Center, Meadow Glade, Amboy and Yacolt areas.

Clark Public Utilities has been ranked highest in customer satisfaction among midsize utilities in the west by J.D. Power six years in a row. More information is available at