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GDPUD’s GM relieved to leave

By From page A1 | June 28, 2013

On Monday, it was learned that the general manager of the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District, Hank White, had decided to leave the district and seek employment with the Foresthill Public Utility District.

Explaining his decision, White said he was faced with whether to continue on an unsustainable course or go somewhere else.

“The board has lost sight of what we do,” he said, noting it no longer supports the work of the district.

“I was hopeful I could lead the district out of this, but the attacks were so personal and the conviction to cause this dysfunction were so strong. It was time for me to focus on keeping myself healthy, so I made the decision to leave.”

Interviewed on Tuesday, White said he was in the process of preparing his resignation notice to GDPUD’s board of directors.

White added that his separation from the district might be contested, saying that he was sure certain board members are planning some form of retaliation.

When asked why they would want to retaliate when they have tried for at least the last year to force him to leave, he said, “It’s another indication of their psychosis.┬áJust look at the mass exodus of public servants fleeing the district. Something is really wrong. It’s a shame it’s not something the community can focus on and fix.”

White went on to say that he appreciated his time working for the district and with such dedicated employees.

“The work we’ve done has been fantastic,” he added. “But I’m sad the board has made this an intolerable place to work. It’s complete chaos now.”

Contact Dawn Hodson at 530-344-5071 or [email protected] Follow @DHodsonMtDemo on Twitter.

Dawn Hodson

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