Engineer Sherry Erickson joins race for seat on utilities board



Sherry Erickson

Sherry Erickson, an engineer and business manager for Erickson Structural Consulting Engineers in Vancouver, said Tuesday she will run for the District 1 position on the Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners. In a news release, Erickson said she’s pursuing the position “to combine my educational and vocational skills to advocate for reliable and affordable utility distribution.”

Erickson has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in business from Washington State University.

The utility’s District 1 seat represents north Clark County on the utility’s three-member board. Commissioners, who serve six-year terms in paid, part-time positions, set utility policy, approve annual budgets, decide electric and water rates, and select the utility’s CEO.