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NR 15-05 Grays Harbor PUD commissioner elected assistant secretary of Energy Northwest Board of Directors

​John Dobken, Public Affairs, 509-377-8369                                                      
Anna Markham, Public Affairs, 509-377-8162
RICHLAND, Wash. – Public utility leaders from across Washington today elected Commissioner Arie Callaghan of Grays Harbor Public Utility District 1 to serve as assistant secretary of Energy Northwest’s Board of Directors for a two-year term. The public power agency’s 27-member board of directors represents the 22 public utility districts and five municipal utilities that make up Energy Northwest. The board of directors has sole authority to authorize and terminate projects. 
Callaghan was elected to the Grays Board of Commissioners Public Utility District 1 in 2012. Callaghan was appointed to the Energy Northwest Board of Directors in March 2014.
Commissioner Callaghan has 25 years of experience with the Mason trucking company of Aberdeen, Wash., where his duties include supervising the Fleet of six Lowboy trucks and driving one. He is a lifelong resident of Grays Harbor and proud to be a third generation Harborite.
“I am excited to take an active role in this organization and to have a positive impact,” said Arie Callaghan. “It’s gratifying to be a part of a successful organization.”
“I want to thank Arie for accepting this leadership role on the board of directors. I congratulate him and the new and re-elected officers representing the board of directors and the members of Energy Northwest,” said Mark Reddemann, Energy Northwest CEO.
Callaghan’s role and term are effective immediately.
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 respon¬sible 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 27 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 –
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