EPHRATA, Wash. – Commissioners unanimously appointed Larry Schaapman to fill the District 3 position during their regularly scheduled business meeting on Nov. 13. Schaapman will serve the remainder of Commissioner Randy Allred’s term, which expires in December 2014. Allred resigned from his position due to on-going health issues.
Schaapman is a farmer from Quincy, Wash. where he has resided for over 40 years.
“Our decision was a difficult one, due to the number of great applicants who were interested in serving our customers, but I believe we selected the right person for the job,” said Commission President Tom Flint.
Commissioners have not moved through a similar process in over a decade. The candidate selection process included eligible residents to send letters of intent, participate in interviews and field questions from members of the public during a forum held in Quincy.
Schaapman will be sworn into office at Grant PUD headquarters, 30 C St. SW, Ephrata, on Monday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. at which time he will officially take the position.
The District 3 position on the five-member board represents the southwestern portion of Grant County which covers Mattawa, Quincy, George, Royal City and rural areas west of Moses Lake. For a detailed description of the commissioner district boundaries view the map located on our www.gcpud.org.