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Grant PUD Commissioners name four finalists to fill District No. 2 vacancy

EPHRATA, Wash. – Grant PUD's board of commissioners has identified four finalists in their search to appoint someone to fill the remainder of the late commissioner Dale Walker's term through December 2022.

The vacant District No. 2 position on the five-member board represents the southeastern portion of Grant County, including portions of Moses Lake, Warden and surrounding areas.

The finalists include:

  • Michael McKee, of Marlin, who is self-employed
  • Terry Pyle, of Moses Lake, who is an instructor at Big Bend Community College
  • Ronald Reis, of Moses Lake, who is employed at REC Silicon
  • Patti Paris, of Moses Lake, who is a retired accountant and chief financial officer

PUD commissioners completed their initial interviews with appointee applicants this past week and now they request public comments about any of the four finalists. Comments can be made during the public comment period of the Sept. 28 and Oct. 12 commission meetings. Public comments are taken at 1 p.m. on those days. To access commission meetings, call 509-703-5291 and use conference ID 287 686 505#. Comments can also be submitted via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by U.S. mail at Grant PUD Commissioners, PO Box 878, Ephrata WA 98823. All written comments must be received by Friday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m.

The public comments will help commissioners during the final evaluation of the candidates as they work to appoint the new commissioner during their Oct. 26 meeting.

About Grant PUD: Established by local residents over 80 years ago, Grant PUD generates and delivers energy to millions of customers throughout the Pacific Northwest. For more information visit www.grantpud.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.