Berg Joins Board of Commissioners

Posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Skagit PUD welcomes Eron Berg to its Board of Commissioners. Berg was elected in November 2016. He replaces outgoing Commissioner James Cook, who served on the board for 12 years.

Eron -Berg -_webSince 2007, Berg has worked as the city supervisor/attorney for the city of Sedro-Woolley. As is typical in smaller cities, Berg is also responsible for risk management, human resources and the city’s wellness program in addition to the day-to-day management of the city. Berg has been involved with local government since 1996, serving in a variety of capacities including council member and mayor of La Conner.

Berg believes the role of good government is to impact individuals and communities both today and for future generations. He is particularly engaged in listening to the needs of the community and completing projects that fit those twin objectives of short-term and long-term benefit.

With 20 years of experience in local government, Berg says he will work with residents at every opportunity to make the PUD stronger.

“Open, honest and professional commissioner meetings with clear leadership to set the direction and support for the PUD staff is my plan.”

Working on a long-term solution to ensure adequate water for agriculture, restoration of water to rural Skagit County and the development of rural high speed internet are some of Berg’s top priorities.

Berg’s prior professional organization service includes a term as governor of the Washington State Bar Association where he also served as the treasurer, and a couple of terms as president of Youthnet, a local non-profit that operates an alternative high school and foster child placement agency.

Berg graduated from Western Washington University and the University of Washington School of Law.

Berg and his wife, Shasta, have two sons, Sterling and Padden, and two daughters, Zinnia and Darby. They live in downtown Sedro-Woolley.

Contact:

Eron Berg, District No. 3 Commissioner
530 Ball Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Phone: (360) 826-2212
berg@skagitpud.org