EPHRATA, Wash. – Following the advance notice of Grant PUD Commissioner Randy Allred’s resignation in November, the board is taking steps to appoint a commissioner until a replacement is chosen in the November 2014 election.
The vacant position on the five-member board represents the southwestern portion of Grant County known as District 3 which covers Mattawa, Quincy, George, Royal City and rural areas west of Moses Lake. An individual interested in the nonpartisan position must be a registered voter in the District 3 boundary and qualified to hold elective office under the laws of the State of Washington.
Anyone interested in this position is encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume to the Grant PUD Board of Commissioners by sending it to: Grant County PUD, P.O. Box 878 Ephrata, WA 98823 by no later than 5 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2012. Applicants must provide a statement of qualifications, pertinent education, experiences and reasons for seeking appointment as Grant PUD Commissioner.
As a Grant PUD Commissioner, the appointee will serve the interests of the citizens of Grant County and is expected to provide oversight that enables the public utility to fulfill its mission of generating and delivering energy to its customers. Commissioners typically attend two business meetings as well as other planning workshops as necessary each month. Interested individuals can view the governance policy for additional details.
Per RCW 42.12.070 section (1), commissioners must appoint a replacement to the position and plan to fill the appointment by November. For a detailed description of the commissioner district boundaries view the map located on the PUD’s website.