Gov. Inslee names Scott Hutsell to lead Public Works Board

Lincoln County commissioner Scott Hutsell appointed to serve as chair of the Washington State Public Works Board

Scott HutsellOLYMPIA, Wash. – Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Scott Hutsell to serve as chair position of the Washington State Public Works Board.  Hutsell, a lifetime resident of Washington, currently serves as a Lincoln County Commissioner, and was first elected in 2008. He has owned his Davenport-based business for 30 years.

“I applied for the chairmanship because I think we can take what we do to a whole new level,”  Hutsell shared.

“Scott has a strong commitment to public service and a clear vision for the board’s future,” Gov. Jay Inslee said. “I know he will bring leadership and collaboration to the role of chair.”

The mission of the Public Works Board is to provide financial and technical assistance to Washington communities for critical public health, safety and environmental infrastructure that supports community and economic vitality.

The board consists of 13 governor-appointed members from stakeholder groups representing:

  • Washington State Association of Counties,
  • Association of Washington Cities,
  • Washington State Association of Sewer and Water Districts,
  •  Public Utility Districts Associations, and
  • General public members.

    Hutsell’s term began on April 24, 2017, and continues at the pleasure of the Governor.

    The legislature created the Public Works Board in 1985 in partnership with local governments to help address community infrastructure needs through a dedicated local funding pool. This revolving loan program is managed by a citizen board comprised of local infrastructure representatives.

    For more information about the Public Works Board, please visit

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