EAST WENATCHEE - Ron Skagen, a Douglas County Public Utility District commissioner, was named to a three-year term on the American Public Power Association’s Policy Makers Council by the group’s board.

The council assists APPA in promoting federal legislation that is important to public power utilities and opposing harmful legislation, said a PUD announcement. It also provides advice on other issues of importance to the association.

Council members are people who serve on either utility boards or are elected officials in public power communities. Members meet at least twice a year, and participate in meetings with elected representatives and congressional staff members to support APPA’s national legislative agenda.

“I am pleased to represent our region in this capacity,” said Skagen. “I have been involved with the APPA, previously serving on the board of directors, and I enjoy the service.”

He has served on the PUD commission since 2007.

APPA is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide.

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