SEATTLE - Pacific County PUD Manager Doug Miller was elected chairperson of the managers section of the Washington Public Utility Districts Association at the organization's annual meeting, held Dec. 5 in Seattle.

The PUD association represents 28 public utility districts that provide electricity, water, broadband telecommunications and sewer service to over 1.7 million consumers in the state of Washington. The association's Managers Section provides opportunities for PUD managers to share information and work cooperatively on matters of common interest.

Miller started working at Pacific PUD as an intern in the summer of 1978. He took a regular job with the utility the following year, and held a variety of positions since then before becoming general manager in 1994. He also serves as secretary of the board for NoaNet, which provides open-access broadband telecommunication facilities to Washington communities.

Miller is active in a number of community activities. He is president of the Community Education and Life-long Learning (CELL) Center, chairman of the Pacific Council of Governments, and member of the board for the Pacific County Economic Development Council. He served as president of the Raymond Chamber of Commerce for 2002, working to merge that chapter with the South Bend Chamber of Commerce to create the Greater Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Miller also is involved in Raymond with the Kids Vote Program.

Miller has a degree in engineering from Washington State.

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