First Orcas Power and Light Board Convenes

Members of the original Board of Trustees were Charles S. Gerard (Project Supervisor), John E. Harrison, Edward J. Young, Chester R. Martin, Harry P. Walrath, Amos B. Coffelt, and William E. Boyer. At its first meeting, the Board approved by-laws and passed a resolution to apply for an REA loan of $87,000 at 2.77% interest. The loan was requested to build a generating facility and 50 miles of distribution line on Orcas Island.