Oregon, Montana will lead Power Council


2014 Chair Bill Bradbury, Vice Chair Jennifer Anders

Members of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council today re-elected Bill Bradbury, one of Oregon’s two members, to a second term as chair of the regional energy planning agency. Bradbury also was chair in 2013, and vice chair in 2012.

The Council also re-elected Montana member Jennifer Anders vice chair.

Bradbury was appointed to the Council in September 2010 by then-Governor Ted Kulongoski. Before being appointed to the Council, Bradbury served as Oregon’s Secretary of State from 1999 to 2009 and served in the Oregon Legislature from 1981 to 1995, including as President of the Oregon Senate in 1993. He directed the non-profit organization, For the Sake of the Salmon, during which he worked with Northwest tribes; federal, state and local governments; and timber, agriculture and fishing interests.

Ms. Anders, of Helena, was appointed to the Council by Governor Steve Bullock in January 2013. Ms. Anders, an assistant attorney general in Montana before her appointment to the Council, worked closely with Governor Bullock during his 2009-2012 tenure as Montana’s Attorney General. As an assistant attorney general, Ms. Anders dealt with a number of high-profile issues including energy development, water quality, climate change, public land management, and interstate water compact allocations. She has spent her entire professional career in public service, working for four separate attorneys general in both civil and criminal law.

Ms. Anders has a law degree from the University of Montana and an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.