Angela Walz, Public Affairs, 509-377-1040
Angela Smith, Public Affairs, 509-377-4154
RICHLAND, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee recently appointed James Moss to the Energy Northwest Executive Board. His term will run through June 2014.
Moss is the director of Energy with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of Plumbing and Pipefitting of the U.S. and Canada. Its headquarters are located in Annapolis, Md.
Moss has a distinguished career with unions starting in 1978 as an apprentice steamfitter. He has advanced through many positions at the local union level as well as the international union level including journeyman, business agent, business manager, recording secretary, vice president, president and chairman.
The UA includes more than 300 local unions representing 370,000 plumbers, pipe fitters, sprinkler fitters and service technician members.
“The appointment of Jim rounds out our 11-person team,” said Energy Northwest Executive Board Chair Sid Morrison. “With Jim, the governor has brought on board expertise that will strengthen the labor perspective for our organization.”
The executive board has 11 members; five elected from the board of directors, three appointed by the board of directors from outside Energy Northwest and the remaining three appointed by the governor of Washington. The executive board sets the policies that govern the operations of the organization.
Moss’s term became effective Nov. 12, 2013.
About Energy Northwest:
Energy Northwest develops, owns and operates a diverse mix of electricity generating resources, including hydro, solar and wind projects – and the Northwest’s only nuclear power plant. These projects provide enough reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible energy to power more than a million homes each year, and that carbon-free electricity is provided at the cost of generation. As a Washington state joint operating agency, Energy Northwest comprises 28 public power member utilities from across the state serving more than 1.5 million ratepayers. The agency continually explores new generation projects to meet its members’ needs.
Energy Northwest – www.energy-northwest.com.