The Douglas County PUD Commissioners hold open public meetings every Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the East Wenatchee Headquarters building except for the 2nd Monday of each month the meeting is held in the Bridgeport Office.
PUD Commissioner District 3
Jim Davis is a fourth generation wheat farmer, raised on the family farm in the Saint Andrews area of Douglas County where he presently resides. A 1964 graduate of Coulee City High School, Jim received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Eastern Washington University. A graduate of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation Leadership Program, Jim is also a Kellogg Fellow in Food and Agriculture policy at Resources for the Future, a Washington, DC research foundation.
Jim began his service to Douglas County PUD in 1987 and was re-elected to his fifth term on the Commission in 2010. He is currently the Commission Secretary. In 1996, Jim was appointed to the American Public Power Association Policy Boards Advisory Council and received APPA’s Spence Vanderlinden Public Official Award in 2003. Jim was elected to APPA’s Board of Directors in 2004. He has served in every office of the Washington PUD Association, including president in 1993. Jim was appointed by Washington Governor Booth Gardner to serve on the Washington Energy Strategy Advisory Committee in 1991; and by Governor Mike Lowry to the steering committee for the Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System in 1996. He has served as president of the Central Washington Grain Growers, Inc. Mr. Davis is currently the president of the Washington State Farmers Union. During the years 1969 through 1971 he also served as a 1st Lieutenant, Field artillery, U.S. Army.
Jim and Lennie, his wife, still operate the family wheat farm near Coulee City. They have one son, one daughter, and one granddaughter.
Click here to hear a story of when public power was brought to the Davis farm in 1951.
PUD Commissioner District 2
Lynn Heminger was born in Wenatchee, Washington on February 3, 1934, to Bruce and Audrey Heminger. He attended school in East Wenatchee through the 9th grade and then attended Wenatchee High, graduating in 1952. Attending Washington State College and graduating in 1956 with a B.S. in Horticulture, Lynn became a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He completed four years of Air Force ROTC, earning a commission concurrent with graduation. Lynn entered active duty with the U.S. Air Force in the spring of 1957 and remained until the fall of 1962. During that time, he completed pilot training and became combat ready in the F-86L and F101B all weather interceptor aircraft. After his release from active duty, Lynn and Joan returned to East Wenatchee, where Lynn joined the orchard business with his father and his uncle, Ross Heminger, who had been a Douglas PUD Commissioner at the time financing was completed to build Wells Dam.
Lynn first took office as Commissioner in January 1991. He started his fourth term in January 2009 and is currently serving as President of the Commission. He has served in every office of the Washington PUD Association. He has served as District representative to the American Public Power Association, the Washington PUD Association and is active in the Northwest Public Power Association. The District's representative to the NCW Resource Conservation and Development Council since 1993, Lynn served as President of that Council during 1996 and served as President of the Washington State Assn. of RC&D Councils in 1997 and 1998. He has served 12 years on the Eastmont School Board, 12 years on the Greater Wenatchee Irrigation District Board, and many years on the Board of Directors of Hi-Line Growers Cooperative and Skookum, Inc. A long-time member of the Apollo Club, Lynn is one of the Wenatchee Valley's favorite singers.
Lynn and Joan Heminger were married in December, 1957. They have two sons and one daughter along with four grandchildren, all of whom live in East Wenatchee.
PUD Commissioner District 1
Ron Skagen is a fourth generation Douglas County resident. He was raised in East Wenatchee, and graduated Valedictorian from Eastmont High School in 1972. Attending college at Washington State University, Ron graduated summa cum laude in 1976, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. While attending Washington State University, Ron was active in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, serving as President, Treasurer, and Chaplain. Ron later graduated from the first class of the Washington State Agriculture and Forestry Education Leadership Program. Ron is employed as a Commercial Loan Officer specializing in agri-business.
Ron took office as Commissioner for Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County in January, 2007, and is currently serving as Vice President of the Board. He was appointed to the American Public Power Association's Policy Makers Council in 2011. Ron is also the District’s representative to the American Public Power Association and is active on Washington Public Utility Districts Association’s Energy Committee. Ron enjoys contributing to his community. He has served on the Wenatchee YMCA Board, Mission Ridge Ski Patrol, and has coached numerous youth sports. He also chaired the successful 2004 Eastmont School District Levy Campaign, and served on the Eastmont School District Fiscal Advisory Committee.
Ron and his wife, Lisa, were married in January, 2000. They enjoy a blended family with seven adult children.
Click here to view Douglas County's Douglas County PUD Commissioner Districts Map or Greater East Wenatchee Area Douglas PUD Commissioner Districts Map.
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