Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County Statement on Bill Gaines’s Retirement from Tacoma Public Utilities
On August 7, Bill Gaines announced that he will be retiring as Director of Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) in December 2017.
Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County (EDB) President and CEO Bruce Kendall commented, “Bill Gaines is a true professional and he will be greatly missed as a leader in this community. We were extremely fortunate to have him leading our largest utility for the past ten years.”
Under Mr. Gaines’s leadership, TPU worked with the EDB on dozens of projects that resulted the creation and retention of thousands of jobs for South Sound residents. Thanks to the team he put in place, the power, water, and rail divisions of TPU are extremely well managed, customer-oriented, and innovative. TPU is regularly recognized as one of the best public utilities in the nation.
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Vice President, Communications
Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County