Public Utility District No. 1 is governed by a Board of Commissioners comprised of three local citizens elected on a nonpartisan basis by Whatcom County residents. A PUD Commissioner is elected every two years during the general election to serve a six-year term.

The Commission establishes PUD policies, set rates, adopt system plans for electric and water utilities, and approve the revenue obligations. In addition to guiding PUD operations, the Commissioners appoint the general manager.  The General Manager is directly responsible to the Board of Commissioners. The General Manager is supported by 22 employees who help carry out Commission policies, conduct PUD business, and keep the water and electric utilities operating smoothly.

Commission Districts

Click here to view a map of the districts and related information.

Commission Meetings

Commission Meetings are usually held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at the PUD Administrative Office at 1705 Trigg Road, Ferndale, Washington, unless another location is announced.  Due to the Updated Open Public Meetings Act General Guidance Regarding the COVID-19 Event, the PUD Meeting Room is not open to the public.  All Commissioners will participate via Zoom teleconference. Click here to view the Meeting Schedule.

Agendas, Meeting Minutes and Recordings

Current agendas for upcoming Commission Meetings are available to the public. Pre-Agendas (Drafts) are available prior to the meetings and are also available at each meeting.  Official minutes of Commission Meetings are also available on the PUD web site once approved by the Commission.  Click here to view/download this year’s meetings documents.