Douglas County PUD has a new man at the helm after General Manager, Bill Dobbins retires after over 30 years at the Utility. At their Monday board meeting Commissioners appointed Gary Ivory General Manager effective July 1, 2017.
In a prepared statement the PUD reports,
“Retiring General Manager Bill Dobbins has been with the District for more than thirty years, twenty-one of those as General Manager. “Past and current Commissioners and the citizens of Douglas County have appreciated Bill’s many years of dedicated leadership and service to the customers of Douglas County PUD,” said Ron Skagen, Douglas PUD Commission President. “Bill has always placed the needs of the District over his own wishes. The District will continue to benefit in the future because of his guidance.” Gary was appointed Assistant General Manager three years ago after a process to select Bill’s likely replacement.
Starting as Deputy Auditor in 1997, Gary has served in many leadership capacities in different areas of the District. “Gary has been a quick study under Bill’s direction the last three years as Assistant General Manager and we are confident of a smooth transition to this capable employee. We unanimously support Gary and look forward to many years of his proven dedicated leadership.”
Chelan County PUD Commissioner, Dennis Bolz commented on Dobbins retirement on today’s Wake Up Wenatchee Valley program with Host, Dan Kuntz.