The Grays Harbor PUD issued a press release on Monday afternoon that General Manager Dave Ward has announced he will retire from the utility in the spring of 2021.
Ward became the local PUD General Manager in June of 2013, previously working with Tacoma Public Power since 1997, first as the Assistant Transmission and Distribution Manager and then (in 2007) the Transmission and Distribution Manager.
Ward graduated from Washington Sate University before working with Pacific Gas and Electric in California.
The PUD states that while working on his career, Ward had always had a hope to return back to Grays Harbor.
The PUD says that in the coming months they will begin the process of replacing Ward by bringing on the new General Manager to work with the board and staff prior to his departure.