North Tahoe PUD closing in on a new general manager? |

North Tahoe PUD closing in on a new general manager?

Margaret Moran

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Another special meeting has been scheduled this week regarding the open North Tahoe Public Utility District general manager/CEO position.

During a special meeting on Friday, Feb. 13, the NTPUD board of directors interviewed five finalists for the job in closed session, said board president Lane Lewis.

“It was great to see the quality of the candidates that we had,” he said Monday.

When asked if the board offered the position to one of the candidates, Lewis said he couldn’t confirm.

The upcoming special meeting to discuss the position — to be conducted in closed session — is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach.

Finalists’ names aren’t being revealed, per California state law and the PUD’s intent to protect candidates’ privacy.

Once a candidate accepts the position and a background check is done, his or her identity will be announced.

“We want to get the candidate that’s going to have the best fit for this community as well as this utility,” Lewis said. “That’s why the process has taken such a long time because we don’t want to hurry into a decision. We want to make sure the decision is the right decision.”

According to previous reports, the board’s goal is to hire a new leader by March 1.

The board’s decision to recruit a new general manager was announced last November, with directors citing a desire for leader who will more frequently engage the community.