In 2015, Commissioners asked the public to help identify ways to boost quality of life in Chelan County through a Public Power Benefit program. Priority projects have been selected, and work has started.About Public Power Benefits Projects
Starting July 15, we began issuing a limited number of day-use parking passes to Chelan PUD customers and/or County residents for use at Daroga, Lincoln Rock and Wenatchee Confluence State Parks. These parks belong to Chelan County PUD and are managed by Washington State Parks.
The Parking Pass is a proposed Public Power Benefit. It is currently a pilot study, not a permanent program. If you participate we will be asking you to do a few survey questions for us during the 18-month pilot study.
One proposed Public Power Benefit could be a “splash pad” water feature at one of our 14 PUD parks. We’d like your help deciding where it should go. Please give us your top-two picks for which park would benefit most.
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In Chelan County, we enjoy many benefits of public power—reliable electricity at low rates, fast internet, clean water, fourteen parks, and countless secondary benefits to our local economy, health, and more. Why? Because previous generations in Chelan County had the foresight to invest in the hydroelectric projects that power our quality of life.
Now it is our turn. This new Public Power Benefit program is about carrying our county’s legacy of care for the common good forward for future generations. That’s why our motto is “the best, for the most, for the longest.” This attitude is how we got to where we are today, and it is what will continue to lift our quality of life now and in the future.