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Congratulations to former Chelan County PUD Commissioner Ann Congdon, who last Wednesday was honored with a Life Member Award from the Northwest Public Power Association at it's annual meeting in Anchorage, Alaska.

Congdon completed her final term as commissioner at the end of last year, after 18 years on the commission. She was the second-longest-serving commissioner in the PUD's history, and served with five different general managers. A statement from the NWPPA credited Congdon with working with staff to reduce the PUD's debt by a billion dollars, and championing a supported employment program at the PUD. She also served on the NWPPA Board of Trustees from 2015 to 2021, as well as on the board of Energy Northwest.

A statement from the PUD applauded her work on several PUD strategic plans, which guides critical decisions on utility infrastructure investments, safety, public power benefits, and economic development.

Congdon was one of three people given Life Member Awards last week.