PUD selects Dunbar for GM position

From the Peninsula Daily News:  Jefferson County Public Utility District is entering into contract negotiations with Larry Dunbar for the general manager position. Since 2012, Dunbar has been energy services director for the city of Ellensburg. He previously was deputy director of power resources in Port Angeles for 12 years.

“Thirty people applied for the position, 18 of whom were forwarded on by the selection committee. Five people were interviewed Jan. 22-23, and two were recommended. On Thursday, Feb. 22, the finalists were interviewed and both were totally qualified,” Randall said.

The next step is for the PUD and Dunbar to begin discussions. The negotiating team includes Randall, counsel Don McDaniel, consultant Scott Fry and attorney Joel Paisner.

”Operations Manager Kevin Streett has done an outstanding job as acting interim general manager,” Randall said.

“We’ve been dealing with rate adjustments in electricity, water rates, facilities plans as well as the meter program. Kevin has been leading this organization very capably.”