Tacoma Public Utilities
Nov 29, 2018
Jackie Flowers
Tacoma Public Utilities


Jackie Flowers is the Director of Tacoma Public Utilities, a municipally-owned utility providing electric, water and rail service to Tacoma and the surrounding area. TPU was founded in 1893 and is one of the largest public power utilities in the country serving approximately 176,000 electric customers and 100,000 water customers. Flowers, who was recently appointed at TPU, has just reported for duty on August 1, 2018. She is the first female to be permanently appointed to the Director/CEO position in TPUs 125 year history.

Prior to joining TPU, Flowers served for 12-years as General Manager of Idaho Falls Power providing electric and fiber optic service to the city of Idaho Falls, Idaho.  Flowers was the first female to be permanently appointed to the General Manager position in Idaho Falls Power’s 106 year history. Prior to that, Flowers served as Public Works Director in Sheridan, Wyoming. Flowers is a Civil Engineer with 25 years’ experience, 18 of which has been managing publicly owned utilities.

Prior to moving to Washington, Flowers served as the Governor appointed Chair of the Board of Directors for the Strategic Energy Alliance representing public power interests in Idaho and was also appointed by the Governor to the Idaho Energy Resources Authority board. She served as the Board Chair for the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems for 2-1/2 years and was the first woman to hold that seat. She was previously the Northwest Public Power Association President to the Board of Trustees.

Flowers was designated by the Idaho Business Review as a 2017 Idaho’s Women of the Year recipient. And most recently recognized for her service by the Partnership for Science and Technology and the Utah Associate Municipal Power Systems.

Flowers is Past President of Idaho Falls Rotary Club #1021 (2012-13), Paul Harris Society, Paul Harris Fellow +5, Benefactor, Bequest Society Level 1, Sustaining Member, and Every Rotarian Every Year.  Flowers has served on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, Committee Chair for the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Collier Science, Energy & Technology Committee, and as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Partnership for Science & Technology.