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                The Grand Haven Board of Light & Power is proud to announce that David Walters will take over the general manager position being vacated by retiring general manager Annette Allen. Mr. Walters comes to the Board of Light & Power from the Michigan Public Power Agency in Lansing, Michigan and is a 25-year veteran of the public power sector. David holds an MBA from Grand Valley State University, a B.S. in Civil Engineering and specializes in operational and planning activities associated with running a municipal electric utility.

                “We are very pleased David has accepted our offer. He brings a great deal of experience and expertise in the industry and will be a tremendous asset to the organization and the community,” stated Jack Smant, Board Chair.

                Under the policy direction of the elected Board, Walters will direct all operational and planning functions involved in the production, distribution, and sale of electrical capacity and energy for the Board of Light & Power and will represent the company in all public and professional business capacities.

                “I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the Board of Light & Power and its employees. While all utilities will face significant challenges over the next several years, I’m confident that together, we will continue to provide reliable, cost effective service to the Grand Haven community,” stated Dave Walters.

    Walters will begin full-time employment with the Board of Light & Power on January 19, 2015 and will take over the utility in his official capacity on January 30, 2015.

                “The Board wants to publically acknowledge the outstanding job Annette Allen did as general manager and throughout her 35 years of employment with the Board of Light & Power,” Smant stated. “We also greatly appreciated her involvement in the community as well as her commitment to her family and the church. Annette will be sorely missed,” added Smant.

    Annette Allen, current General Manager, has announced January 30th as her retirement date.       

    The Grand Haven Board of Light & Power is one of more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities serving homes and businesses across the United States. Created in 1896, the Grand Haven Board of Light and Power provides electricity to approximately 13,500 customers in Grand Haven and the surrounding area and has 70 employees. Grand Haven Board of Light & Power. Community-Owned. Locally Controlled. Not-For-Profit. Environmentally Responsible.


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    Your 2014 Light Night Brochure is available! This publication includes the 2014/2015 holiday events calendar, and also find electrical safety tips titled, "Share the Gift of Safety this Season". This year, the BLP encourages you to incorporate another activity into your Holiday traditions-safe holiday decorating. Light Night Brochure 2014

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