Meet the Board
As set by state law, Cowlitz PUD is governed by an elected board of three commissioners. Each commissioner represents a defined geographic section of the county. Their terms are six years. It is the Board’s responsibility to set utility policy and to hire and oversee the work of the general manager.
The Cowlitz PUD Board of Commissioners meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the John Searing Auditorium at the PUD at 961 12th Ave in Longview. These meetings are open to the public and customer participation is encouraged.
District 1 (Kelso, South Cowlitz County)
Dena Diamond-Ott, elected in November of 2014, joining the board January of 2015. Dena and her husband Dennis live in Kalama and currently own and operate two businesses; Double D’s Feed & Hardware, LLC & Memory Lane Antique Mall.
Dena has spent her career working in customer service both in a corporate setting and as a business owner / operator. She is very involved in her community and has served on the Kalama Planning Commission and on the board for the Kalama Chamber of Commerce. She looks forward to working for the people of Cowlitz County.
Phone: (360) 431-7361
District 2 (Longview)
Duane Dalgleish is a life long resident of Cowlitz County, where he grew up in Kelso and now resides in Longview with his wife of 26 years, Jeri. Duane has spent the last 30 years working in the Electrical Wholesale business, focusing on Commercial and Industrial sales, which is where he gets his extensive knowledge of power and conservation. He has volunteered on the Electrical Rate Advisory Committee, since it’s conception, and has served on the City of Longview Salary Commission for 12 years.
Duane is a proud supporter of many organizations in our community and looks forward to representing it’s citizens on the Board of Commissioners, as well as advocate for transparency and continuing to move the PUD in a positive direction.
Phone: (360) 360-218-6292
District 3 (West Longview and North Cowlitz County)
On November 8, 2016, Dave Quinn was elected to the Cowlitz PUD Board of Commissioners. His service on the Board began in January, 2017.
Dave is an electrical engineer with extensive experience and knowledge in the utility industry and he was a past Operations Director at Cowlitz PUD for many years. Dave and his wife, Sharol, who have been Cowlitz County residents for over 40 years, enjoy an active outdoor and athletic lifestyle with family and friends here in the majestic Pacific Northwest.
Dave’s professional career is based on service to the public. He enjoys supporting Cowlitz County residents through community service as an active member of the YMCA Board and past member on local citizens’ committees. Dave appreciates this opportunity to serve and represent the people of Cowlitz County.
Phone: (360) 560-8740