The Grays Harbor PUD commissioners observed a moment of silence on Monday to honor the memory of former PUD Commissioner Diane Ellison, who passed away on August 22nd.

“Diane was a tremendous advocate for Grays Harbor and the customers of the Grays Harbor PUD,” said Board President Russ Skolrood.  “Her time on the board was brief but her willingness to serve in elected office and represent the interests of her friends and neighbors is an example to us all.”

Ellison served as the PUD Commissioner for District Two from Jan. 1, 2005 until she resigned the office on Sept. 18, 2007.  In her resignation letter, Ellison noted the victory in the Bonneville Power Administration residential exchange case, upgrades to the PUD infrastructure and her efforts to keep PUD rates down as the proudest accomplishments of her two and a half years in office.

“It was a privilege and joy to serve with Diane,” said former Commissioner Jim Eddy, who served as Board President during Ellison’s time in office.  “She was very proud to be a commissioner for our PUD and for as long as she could worked hard for the PUD customers and employees.”