Kornegay Selected as New Commissioner in District No. 3

Posted Friday, July 17, 2020

Skagit PUD Board of Commissioners unanimously selected Germaine Kornegay to fill the unexpired six-year term of its Commissioner District No. 3 position during a special meeting held Thursday night.

Kornegay, a small business owner and member of the Sedro-Woolley city council, takes over the commissioner seat currently held by Eron Berg who intends to step down in mid-August.

“Councilwoman Kornegay is very active countywide and knows Eastern Skagit,” Berg said.

“Her engagement in the community and experience as a council member will serve the PUD well. I’m confident that Germaine will pick up where I’m leaving off and I thank her for her service.” 

Kornegay says she plans to resign from her Sedro-Woolley council position that she has held since 2014.  “I’m already missing the top notch staff, mayor and council of Sedro-Woolley. I can't say enough about them all,” Kornegay said.

“At the same time, I'm looking forward to new adventures and developing supportive relationships with PUD staff and fellow commissioners.”

As a PUD commissioner, Kornegay says she hopes to continue the sense of comradeship on the commission and be an advocate for the PUD as it fulfills its mission for delivering high-quality water services at an affordable price to customers.  Kornegay believes that the PUD is the “best kept secret in the county” and educating the public about the value of water is an important part of her new role as a commissioner.  

“Our staff looks forward to working with Councilwoman Kornegay and helping to bring her quickly up to speed on our operations over the next several months,” General Manager George Sidhu said.

Kornegay is expected to begin service on August 16 and serve from the time of appointment until December 31, 2022.