General Manager Dave Ward

Dave Ward graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1979, attended Grays Harbor College, graduated from Washington State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, and is a licensed professional electrical engineer.

He joined Tacoma Power in 1985 as an electrical engineer. He worked as an electrical engineer at Grays Harbor PUD from 1990-92 before leaving for a supervisory position at Tacoma Power. In 1997, he began serving as the Assistant Transmission and Distribution Manager and was appointed Transmission and Distribution Manager in 2007. He joined Grays Harbor PUD as the General Manager in June of 2013. He is a member of Washington State University’s Power Engineering Advisory Board.

He is married to his wife, Robin and has two children Jennifer and Aaron. The Wards have many interests including enjoying the outdoors (hiking, camping, fishing, clamming, etc.), gardening, reading and home projects. They also enjoy participating in volunteer activities in the community and for their church.

Commissioner Arie Callaghan

Arie Callaghan is the newest addition to the Grays Harbor PUD Board of Commissioners, beginning his term in January of 2013. Arie serves District 1 which is the east Grays Harbor area. Arie is a life-long Grays Harbor resident. He resides in Elma with his wife Tina and is employed by Mason Trucking as a Truck Supervisor.

In his free time Arie enjoys spending time with family, hitting the open road in his jeep, and working in his yard. He is also a self-proclaimed "huge Nascar fan."

Phone: 360-538-6514

Commissioner Russ Skolrood

Russ Skolrood was elected in 2008. His term started in 2009. Russ is a teacher at Hoquiam High school, where he has been for the past 18 years. Prior to that, he taught at Aberdeen High School and at the juvenile detention facility in Junction City. Russ has a Bachlor of Arts degree in Education from Western Washington University and a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University. In addition to teaching, Russ has coached wrestling.

He is a third generation Harborite. Russ and his family live in Hoquiam.

Phone: 360-538-6289

Commissioner Dave Timmons

Dave Timmons was elected in November of 2010. His term started January 3, 2011. Dave has served more than 30 years in law enforcement and is currently the Deputy Chief for the City of Aberdeen Police Department. Prior to joining the police force, Dave served in the United States Marine Corp.

Dave is a life-long resident of Aberdeen. He graduated from Aberdeen High School and is married to his “high school sweetheart.” They have raised two children and currently reside in Central Park.

Dave enjoys spending time with his family, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and spending time working in his yard.

Phone: 360-538-6267


Tiffanee Parson 
Phone: 360-538-6384


Our mission: Serve our community with high value utility services at the lowest practical cost.

Hours of Operation: Weekdays 8:00-5:00
PO Box 480
2720 Sumner Ave
Aberdeen, WA  98520
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