Jim West is announcing his candidacy for the District #1 Position on the Clark Public Utilities Board.
Energy is at the forefront of a series of issues as we step into the future. Maintaining affordability for our residents, encouraging sustainable practices that support our environment and Northwest lifestyle, and of course being competitive in attracting potential new employers or supporting existing companies that can provide good jobs are three areas where the policies of the PUD have a vital impact.
As a thirty three year resident ofClarkCounty, I’ve appreciated the commitment to excellent customer service and affordable power rates achieved by the PUD during challenging times. With a broad background in public & non profit leadership roles and board work, bringing both a consumer and business perspective my experience lends itself well to this role.
I look forward to working together with Commissioners Hanke and Barnes to build on the Utilities strengths, and navigate the increasingly complex path we’ll face in the next six years.
Commercial Real Estate Broker – Coldwell Banker Commercial –Jenkins Bernhardt Associates
B.A. Degree in Economics from Willamette University
Public and Non-profit leadership roles:
VancouverUSARegional Tourism Board 2000- 2004
ClarkCountyFamily YMCA 1999 – 2012 Board Chair 2004 – 2009
GreaterVancouverChamber of Commerce Membership Committee 2009 – 2012
CREDC Investor 2010 – 2012
LeadershipClarkCountyClass of 2012
Day Break Youth Services Board
Downtown Retail Strategy Committee - VDA