Irene Scruggs

Chief Legal Officer

Irene has worked in the energy industry for more than 12 years as General Counsel and Deputy Executive Director for the Public Power Council. Prior to joining PPC, she was in private practice with large firms in Portland representing business clients in commercial litigation.

Irene joined the District in January 2024. She serves as general counsel to the District’s Board of Directors and as a strategic leader and partner to the General Manager and executive management team. As Chief Legal Officer, Irene supports the NWCPUD’s evaluation of future power supply agreements, enterprise risk management, and corporate governance.

Irene holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science, with minors in analytical finance and business, from Gonzaga University, and a Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark Law School. She is a member of the Oregon State Bar and the Washington State Bar.