Interim GM Appointed

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2020

Skagit PUD commissioners approved Tuesday night the appointment of Bob Powell as interim general manager.

Powell will oversee day-to-day operations for the district, which provides water service to 65,000 residents in the cities of Burlington, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley and surrounding areas.

Powell comes to the district following 10 years as the managing principal for the Burlington office of HDR Engineering, Inc., an international architecture, engineering and consulting firm. This will be Powell’s second stint with Skagit PUD, where he worked from 1993 to 2001 as the operations manager.

Powell will serve as interim general manager until a permanent replacement can be appointed. He takes over the general manager position that was vacated when David Johnson resigned in December 2010.

Powell lives in La Conner and has been a Skagit County resident for over 20 years.