News Release, Board Reorganization – 1/6/2015

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

Clark Public Utilities Commission Names 2015 Officers, Observing Rotation Elects Jim Malinowski President
– Nancy Barnes to serve as vice president and Jane Van Dyke as secretary –

VANCOUVER, WA – January 6, 2015 – Clark Public Utilities’ commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 6, kept with the ongoing rotation of offices and elected Jim Malinowski as the board president. Nancy Barnes will take over vice presidential duties and Jane Van Dyke will assume secretarial responsibilities for 2015 as she returns to the commission following her swearing in on Monday, January 5.

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 regularly on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. or during prescheduled special meetings as they did today. 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 189,000 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 seven years in a row. More information is available at