Squaw Valley PUD board secretary Jim Smith to retire | SierraSun.com

Squaw Valley PUD board secretary Jim Smith to retire

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Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comMike Geary, general manager of Squaw Valley Public Service District (left) and Board of Directors President Dale Cox (right) present a resolution of the Board to Jim Smith honoring Jim's outstanding service to the District and the community.
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OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; At the regular Board of Directors meeting of the Squaw Valley Public Service District, Board Secretary Jim Smith was recognized for his seven years of service to the District and the community of Squaw Valley.

Jim joined the District staff in 2005, after serving as the Town of Truckeeand#8217;s assistant town clerk/records technician. His experience in local government and in law were excellent preparation for his role as Board Secretary, where he oversaw the document retention program for the District, made sure the business of the District Board of Directors was conducted in compliance with the Brown Act and coordinated requests for proposal, bidding and contracts for the District and#8212; among a great many other tasks and projects.

and#8220;Jim’s organizational skills, attention to detail and sense of humor have been tremendous assets to the District and to our Board,and#8221; said District General Manager Mike Geary. and#8220;He knows what needs to be done, how all the parts fit together and he’s able to get busy people to cooperate without ruffling feathers. He’s done a terrific job for the District and our Directors and his professionalism and dedication are much appreciated and will be missed.and#8221;

As Jim paddles his kayak into retirement, the Board Secretary duties will be assumed by Kathryn Obayashi-Bartsch, a former resident of the Truckee-Tahoe region returning to the area from Washington state. Kathryn will start with Squaw Valley Public Service District later in April.