PUD calendar notes the board directors are 'elected by the voters.' Is that true in the case of Debbie Reed?

Reed I just received the new Columbia River People's Utility District 2018 calendar. A quick glance through and something about it struck me as odd.

Second sentence, inside flap: "Our Board of Directors, elected by the voters within our service area, sets our rates and policies."

Four words stand out: "Elected by the voters."

Could the PUD's board of directors, especially Debbie Reed, please explain this to the voters of Scappoose? Especially to Nancy Ward?

Oh wait. Excuse me. I believe the employee photo says it all.

Jeff Powell


EDITOR'S NOTE: For those who haven't received a PUD calendar, pictured in the group employee photo referenced by Mr. Powell is board member Debbie Reed, who is standing at PUD General Manager John Nguyen's right hand. Reed, who was appointed by the PUD board after the board determined Nancy Ward was ineligible to serve, is the only board member pictured in the employee photo. Ward was elected by the Scappoose voters, but her floating home on the Multnomah Channel existed just outside the PUD voting boundary at the time of the election.

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