West – Best for PUD

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

GreaterClarkCountyRotary Board

LeadershipClarkCountyClass of 2012

Day Break Youth Services Board

Downtown Retail Strategy Committee - VDA