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Longtime Truckee Sanitary District employees retire

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From left, Jim Graham, TSD Employee (1983-2015), Kathryn Chase, TSD Employee (1997-2015) and Nelson Van Gundy, TSD Board President.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Sanitary District is proud to announce the retirement of two long-term employees: Jim Graham and Kathryn Chase.

Graham, whose last day was May 1, worked for TSD for more than 31 years. Raised in Truckee, Graham came to work for the district soon after graduating from Truckee High School.

For the past two decades, Graham has supervised the District’s Lift Station Department.

“At the time, I was just looking for a summer job,” said Graham. “I never expected this to be my permanent place of employment.”

But, Graham says he has no regrets and will miss his co-workers at TSD, many of whom he considers good friends.

District Engineer Raymond Brown commends Jim for his attention to detail and perfect record of no lift station spills.

Graham says that while he has no plans to leave the Truckee area, he will definitely be spending more time exploring the coast with his wife, Jenny.

Chase, whose last day was also May 1, worked for the district for more than 18 years. Starting in administration, she quickly leveraged her technical skills and knowledge to become the district’s Information Technology Coordinator.

“Whenever I see our board members carrying their iPads into our board meetings,” says Chase, “it amazes me the technological changes I have seen during my time at TSD.”

General Manager Blake Tresan expressed special appreciation of Chase’s proactive approach to maintaining the District’s IT system.

“In my 13 years at TSD,” said Tresan, “Kathryn always kept us in-sync with the industry and out of crisis-mode.”

Chase says she looks forward working on home projects and taking sailing adventures with her partner.

At the recent retirement party, TSD Board President Nelson Van Gundy presented the employees with Resolutions of Appreciation from the full Board and wished them the best in their future activities.

This article was submitted by the Truckee Sanitary District. Visit truckeesan.org to learn more.