Commissioners each represent a defined area of the county. Two commissioners-at-large each serve four-year terms. The remaining three commissioners serve six-year terms. The terms are staggered so that two members of the board are elected every two years.
President, District #1
Commissioner Brewer was elected to his first six-year term on the Grant PUD Commission in 2006. He has over 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry. He served as executive director of the Grant County Economic Development Council for 15 years where he worked to retain and expand numerous local businesses and recruited several large businesses to Grant County. He presently serves as Grant PUD's appointed board member at Energy Northwest, the owner/operator of the only nuclear power plant in Washington.
Vice President, B-At Large
Commissioner Bernd was elected to his first four-year term in January of 2007. A Grant County native, he is retired from a career in moving and storage, waste disposal and recycling. Commissioner Bernd is a graduate of Washington State University and holds a degree in business management. He served 26 years on the Moses Lake Planning Commission, is a board member and former chair for the Boys and Girls Club of the Columbia Basin, former board member and chair of the Grant County Housing Authority and past president and member of the Moses Lake Lions Club.
Secretary, District #2
Commissioner Walker was elected to his first six-year term in the fall of 2010. He is a 57-year resident of Grant County, having been actively involved in agriculture and agriculture research. His family was involved in the development of the Columbia Basin Project. Commissioner Walker has served local, state and national organizations representing the agricultural industry.
Commissioner, A-At Large
Commissioner Flint was elected to his first four-year term on the board in the fall of 2000. He is a fifth-generation farmer actively farming in Grant County. As founder and director for AgFarmation, he is a grassroots activist and director of the Blacksands Irrigation District and the Columbia Basin Development League. Commissioner Flint has a BA in industrial technology from Central Washington University.
Commissioner, District #3
Commissioner Schaapman was appointed to fill a vacancy on the commission in 2012 and successfully ran for a six-year term in 2013. He has been a resident of Grant County for 40 years and has operated several businesses in the area during that time. He currently owns and manages a family farm in the Quincy area and served on numerous agricultural boards in the region, including the Washington State Farm Bureau. Schaapman currently sits on the Potato Growers of Washington Board.
You’re always invited.
Commission meetings are open public meetings. The public is encouraged to attend. Grant PUD commissioners usually meet the second and fourth Tuesdays at Grant PUD headquarters, 30 C Street SW, Ephrata. Confirm the date, location and time of upcoming meetings at the link below. Contact the commissioners directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the clerk of the board at 509-793-1457.