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Northern Wasco County PUD Director Subdivision 3

Special districts in Oregon are formed to govern specific resources. Examples are people’s utility districts, library districts, sewer districts, irrigation districts, ports and cemetery districts. Some districts get revenue only from taxes. Others, such as water districts, get revenue from ratepayers. Others may combine the two sources. Each district is governed by a board of directors which is responsible for the operation of the district and its financial accountability. Salary: A member of the governing body of a district may receive an amount not to exceed $50 for each day or portion thereof as compensation for services performed as a member of the governing body. Such compensation shall not be deemed lucrative. The governing body may provide for reimbursement of a member for actual and reasonable traveling and other expenses necessarily incurred by a member in performing official duties. [1971 c.403 §2; 1983 c.327 §2; 1983 c.740 §53a; 1989 c.517 §1; 1995 c.79 §74] In event of Vacancy: Except as otherwise provided by law, a vacancy in an elected office in the membership of the governing body of a district shall be filled by appointment by a majority of the remaining members of the governing body. If a majority of the membership of the governing body is vacant or if a majority cannot agree, the vacancies shall be filled promptly by the county court of the county in which the administrative office of the district is located. [ORS 198.320]

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    John Amery
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  • Wayne Jacobson
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Biographical Information

If elected, what valuable life or professional experiences will you bring to the District’s Board of Directors?

What do you see as the district's goals and what is needed to accomplish them?

Campaign Phone (public) (541) 340-0032
Web Site (leave blank if not applicable) http://JohnAmeryForPUD.info
Town Where You Live The Dalles
Your Experience/Qualificatons I am a small business owner that has 17 years of experience providing technical management for a local quasi-governmental fiber optic provider. I am a Tooley Water District Board Member. I am the vice president of the Wasco County Utilities Coordinating Council. This year I was the president of the port of The Dalles budget committee.
I have nearly two decades of experience consulting in the telecommunications industry for a governmental entity. I hope to utilize this utility experience to bring value to Northern Wasco County Public Utility District.
I seek to keep rates low, maintain reliable power, and invest in the power system's future.
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