OPALCO Board of Directors appointed Glenna Hall of San Juan Island to fill the vacant seat for District 1 (San Juan, Brown, Henry, Pearl and Speiden) on July 18. The seat was vacated in May when George Mulligan resigned from the board.
Hall retired as a judge of the King County Superior Court in 2008, and currently serves as Judge Pro Tempore for the San Juan Superior and District Courts.
She earned her Juris Doctor at the University of Washington School of Law, her Master of Arts in Political Science from Northwestern University and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Highest Honors from Douglass College, Rutgers University.
She has served in a variety of judicial, academic and mediation/arbitration roles and has held public office for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Seattle Board of Park Commissioners. Since moving full-time to San Juan Island in 2008, she has served on the San Juan Island Library District Board of Trustees and is active with the San Juan Pilots Association, San Juan Singers and Islands A Cappella.
Hall describes her appointment to the position as an “honor.”
“OPALCO plays a key role in our rural communities and I’m excited to be at the table,” she said. “I look forward to working on the challenges the co-op is facing in terms of tiered rates, load management and the expansion of our data communication network – and the opportunity to help steer us into the next chapter for a sustainable energy future.”