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Published: June 16, 2021

ColumbiaGrid Request for Director Candidates

Note: The latest date for potential candidates to respond is by close of business Monday, July 17, 2017.

On August 16, 2017, ColumbiaGrid will hold a Special Member Meeting to elect a director for a three-year term to fill the position currently occupied by Jim Miller, whose term expires in August. Mr. Miller 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 17 with their:

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

          Dan Dettmer, VP/Secretary-Treasurer
          8338 NE Alderwood Road, Suite 140
          Portland, Oregon 97220
           [email protected]
          (503) 943-4966

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

Patrick Damiano
President & CEO, ColumbiaGrid


Member: Chelan County PUD      Project: ColumbiaGrid     
Chelan County PUD

"Chelan PUD is a strong supporter of ColumbiaGrid and the work that’s accomplished through the transmission Planning and Expansion Functional Agreement (PEFA). As a result of that process, the mid-C utilities (Chelan, Grant and Douglas PUDs) and Bonneville Power Administration were able to reach an agreement that defined the need for a new transmission line, as well as determine who will construct, own and pay for the facility. Those difficult decisions were made successful through the expert and independent expertise of the ColumbiaGrid staff."
~~ Chad Bowman, Director - Transmission and Compliance