Sid Morrison Re-appointed to Executive Board


Mike Paoli, Public Affairs, 509-377-4164
Carla Martinez, Public Affairs, 509-372-5156

RICHLAND, Wash. – Energy Northwest’s board of directors re-appointed Sid Morrison to serve a four-year term on the public power agency’s 11-member executive board. The executive board sets the policies that govern the operations of the organization. His new term begins in June.

“After all these years I’m still humbled to serve in this public power role,” said Morrison. “I’m proud to be part of an experienced team that’s dedicated to providing strong oversight to this valuable agency.”

Morrison, originally appointed to the executive board in July 2001, currently serves as the board’s chair. He also served as chair of the executive board’s nuclear oversight and safety committee from 2003 to 2006.

Morrison is a former legislator serving in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1966 to 1974, the Washington State Senate from 1974 to 1980, and the U.S. House of Representatives from 1980 to 1992. The Washington Transportation Commission appointed him Secretary of Transportation in 1993, and he served in that capacity until retiring from state service June 30, 2001.

The reappointment came during the board of directors’ quarterly board meeting last week. Morrison will continue serving as one of the executive board’s three appointees from outside of the agency’s membership.

The board of directors has 27 member representatives; one representative for each of the 22 public utility districts and five municipal utilities that comprise Energy Northwest. The board of directors has sole authority to authorize and terminate Energy Northwest projects.

The executive board has 11 members; five elected from the board of directors, three appointed by the board of directors from outside of Energy Northwest, and the remaining three appointed by the governor of Washington.

Editor’s note: Click here for portrait of Mr. Morrison.

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 facility. 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 action 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.