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Published: June 23, 2016

ColumbiaGrid Request for Director Candidates


Note: The latest date for potential candidates to respond is Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

On August 17, 2016, ColumbiaGrid will hold a Special Member Meeting to elect a director for a three-year term to fill the position currently occupied by Ed Sienkiewicz, whose term expires in August. Mr. Sienkiewicz intends to stand for re-election. Candidates should list their relevant experience pertaining to the Sixth Amended ColumbiaGrid Bylaws section 6.2.2, wherein directors are to have experience obtaining or providing transmission or power service on behalf of an electric utility or federal power marketing agency in such geographic area or have had other relevant, substantial experience with the electric power system in such geographic area.

Potential candidates should refer to the Sixth Amended 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. While ColumbiaGrid will compile applications and information pertaining to candidates, the Members are responsible for determining a final slate of candidates in accordance with section 6.3.2 Subsequent Elections of the Sixth Amended ColumbiaGrid Bylaws.

The Sixth Amended ColumbiaGrid 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:

Sixth Amended ColumbiaGrid Bylaws
Confidentiality Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Conflict Disclosure Statement
Job Description of the Board of Directors


Candidates must reply via email or by regular mail by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, July 20 with their:

        1.Cover Letter,
        2.Resume, and
        3.Completed Conflict Disclosure Statement, to;

          Dan Dettmer, VP/Secretary-Treasurer
          ColumbiaGrid
          8338 NE Alderwood Road, Suite 140
          Portland, Oregon 97220
           dettmer@columbiagrid.org
          (503) 943-4966

Thank you for your input in this important matter, and for your continued interest in ColumbiaGrid.

Patrick Damiano
President & CEO, ColumbiaGrid






WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY

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