How the
Northwest Connects

 

Board + Members

Public Utility Districts (PUDs) were created to provide utilities to unserved and underserved communities. 100 years ago, the major utility needed was electricity. PUDs helped build this critical infrastructure out to rural areas where private electric providers were not investing. Our members had the foresight to expand that utility mission to broadband, which is today’s critical infrastructure. Through the ongoing support of these members, NoaNet provides services that support their communities and utility operations and seek to bridge the digital divide in underserved areas of Washington State.


NoaNet Members

More than 20 years ago, member Public Utility Districts (PUDs) had the foresight to realize broadband as a utility that would impact local economies in ways we could not yet imagine. Through that vision, they formed a statewide not-for-profit broadband network called NoaNet (short for Northwest Open Access Network) to enhance telecommunications access throughout Washington State.

Widely available and reliable access to broadband service is important to our state’s economic health, access to education and essential services, and quality of life.  Public Utility Districts and NoaNet play a critical role in connecting communities by providing access to high-speed broadband service.


Board Members

Our board is comprised of members of the nine Public Utility Districts and one joint operating agency in Washington State that own and provide leadership for NoaNet.

President of the Board
Ron Gadeberg
PUD #1 of Okanogan County
Vice President of the Board
Chris Folta
PUD #1 of Benton County
Treasurer of the Board
Annette Creekpaum
PUD #3 of Mason County
Secretary of the Board
Chris Folta
PUD #1 of Benton County
Shawn Delplain
PUD #1 of Clallam County
Dean Kovacs
Energy Northwest
Dan Toepper
PUD #1 of Jefferson County
Jim Civilla
PUD #1 of Kitsap County
Sarah Holderman
PUD #1 of Pend Oreille County
Roger Wright
PUD #1 of Franklin County
Marc Wilson
PUD #2 of Pacific County

Member Representatives

We have a group of Member Representatives that are also made up of the nine Public Utility Districts and one joint operating agency in Washington State that own and provide leadership for NoaNet.


Board Documents

Below are documents associated with our board meetings including agendas and an annual calendar.

Agendas – 2024

No January 2024 Meeting
February 14, 2024 – Agenda [Hybrid NOC and Zoom]

Agendas – 2023

December 13, 2023 – AgendaMember Annual Meeting [Hybrid NOC and Zoom]
November 8, 2023 – Agenda [Hybrid at WAPUDA and Zoom]
October 11, 2023 – Agenda [Hybrid NOC and Zoom]
September 13, 2023 – Agenda [Hybrid at Franklin PUD  and Zoom]
August 9, 2023 – Agenda [Hybrid NOC and Zoom]
No July 2023 Meeting
June 29, 2023 – Workshop Agenda [Hybrid NOC and Zoom]
June 14, 2023 – Agenda [Hybrid at WPUDA and via Zoom]
May 10, 2023 – Agenda [Hybrid NOC and Zoom]
April 12, 2023 – Agenda [Hybrid NOC and Zoom]
March 8, 2023 – Agenda [Hybrid at WPUDA and via Zoom]
February 23, 2023 – Special Meeting Agenda [Zoom only]
February 8, 2023 – Agenda [Hybrid Davenport Grand and Zoom]
No January 2023 Meeting

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