Welcome New Board Members, Rob Mathers and Debbie Reed
The PUD Board of Directors has two new members: Rob Mathers and Debbie Reed. Mathers was elected to represent customers in Subdivision 3 (Yankton, Deer Island, and St. Helens), and Reed was appointed to represent customers in Subdivision 1 (Scappoose).
We want to find the motivators, the volunteers, and the heroes of Columbia County - all of the individuals who go above and beyond to make our community a better place to live.
We will recognize a different Community Hero each month. See our monthly criteria for 2017 and nominate someone for the award at
Apply for Our Utility Engineering Internship
Our Utility Engineering Internship Program offers engineering students a chance to learn about utility careers through direct work experience. This year we plan to hire one summer intern in our engineering department.
The internship is open to high school seniors or college students majoring in engineering who live in our service area.
The 2016 My Fair Lady Court, from left: Princess Judy Thompson, Scappoose; Princess Linda Kissinger, Clatskanie; Princess Lillibell Welter, Rainier; Princess Shirley Walker, St. Helens; and Queen Claudia Black, Vernonia.
2017 My Fair Lady Court Nominations are Open
If you know a fabulous senior woman who volunteers in our community, please nominate her for the 2017 My Fair Lady Court. The My Fair Lady pageant is held during the Columbia County Fair and honors senior women for outstanding community service.
Would you like to take the guesswork out of your PUD payment? Sign up for Budget Pay and you'll pay the same amount, year-round.
To switch to Budget Pay, you need a $0 balance on your account and at least 12 months of account history. New Budget Pay plans are set up in March only. If you'd like to switch, call Customer Accounts at (503) 397-0590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited to enter the 2018 PUD Calendar Photo Contest, so send us that breath-taking snow photo you snapped last month or any other splendid local picture you may have taken. The calendar features scenic photographs taken in Columbia County, and anyone may enter the contest. Entry forms and contest details are available at
Asplundh will Trim Trees for PUD
Asplundh returns as our tree trimming service starting this year. You will now see orange and black Asplundh trucks in our territory working to trim and remove tree branches and shrubs that are growing too close to the power line rights-of-way.