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Published: June 24, 2014

ColumbiaGrid Seeks New Director

ColumbiaGrid Seeks New Director
Published: June 24, 2014
Contact: Dan Dettmer
ColumbiaGrid Seeks New Director
Note: The latest date for potential candidates to respond by is Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
On August 20, 2014, ColumbiaGrid will hold a Special Member Meeting to elect a director for a three-year term to fill the position currently occupied by Jim Miller, whose three-year term expires in August. Mr. Miller intends to stand for re-election.  Candidates should list their related experience, in that a majority of the Board of Directors must be knowledgeable with the electric power system in the Pacific Northwest.
Potential candidates are encouraged to read the ColumbiaGrid Bylaws, particularly sections 6.2.3 Individuals Who are Prohibited from Serving as Directors and 6.2.4 Continuing Restrictions on Former Directors, prior to submitting their information and completing the Conflict Disclosure Statement. The Members are responsible for determining a final slate of candidates in accordance with section 6.3.2 Subsequent Elections.
The current bylaws, two relevant ColumbiaGrid policies, the Conflict Disclosure Statement and a job description for the directors, can be downloaded from the ColumbiaGrid website using the following links:
 Candidates should reply via email or by regular mail by July 16 with their:
1.    Cover Letter,
2.    Resume, and
3.    A completed Conflict Disclosure Statement, to
Dan Dettmer, Treasurer& Corporate Secretary
8338 NE Alderwood Road, Suite 140
Portland, Oregon 97220
Thank you for your input in this important matter, and for your continued interest in ColumbiaGrid.
Patrick Damiano
President & CEO, ColumbiaGrid


Member: Tacoma Power      Project: ColumbiaGrid     
Tacoma Power

"As a charter member of ColumbiaGrid, Tacoma Power has observed the benefits for its customers of regional transmission planning. Engaging in the ColumbiaGrid collaborative transmission planning process has fostered diverse and innovative solutions. This open process for identifying and resolving transmission challenges has delivered cost-effective reliability to our entire region."
~~ William A. Gaines, Director of Utilities