The PUD has three elected commissioners who represent Snohomish County (see Commission District map to your right to view district boundaries). Their six-year terms are staggered, which helps provide continuity to the Board, and they rotate serving as president, vice president, and secretary every year.
Send an email to Toni Olson
Toni Olson began her first term as Commissioner on January 1, 2005, and was re-elected to the Commission in 2016 for her third term. Ms. Olson previously held a number of management positions at the PUD until her retirement after 22 years of service. In addition to her utility background, she has extensive experience in public education and was the co‑founder of a non-profit organization that delivered performing and visual arts programs to students throughout Washington state. Ms. Olson’s term expires on December 31, 2022.
Send an email to Kathleen Vaughn
Kathleen Vaughn began her first term as a Commissioner on January 1, 1995, and was last re‑elected to the Commission in November 2012 for her fourth term. Ms. Vaughn is the owner of Goldmark Financial Corporation, a Snohomish County mortgage company. She also is co-owner with her husband of a construction firm. Prior to her election to the Commission, she was active in the community, running many youth organizations and serving as a precinct committee person. Ms. Vaughn’s term expires on December 31, 2018.
The Secretary position is currently vacant.
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