King County Water District #90
15606 SE 128th Street
Renton, WA 98059
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Board of Directors

Byron Murgatroyd - Commissioner Position No. 1
Byron Murgatroyd
Commissioner Position No. 1

Byron Murgatroyd

Byron has served on the Board since 1998, and has held positions as President, Vice-President, and Secretary. Byron retired after 25 years of working as an actuarial consultant specializing in retirement, health insurance and economic risk and analysis, the last 15 years while owning his own business. Before his retirement, his actuarial certifications included: Fellow, Society of Actuaries; Member, American Academy of Actuaries; and Enrolled Actuary under ERISA. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. His accomplishments while a Commissioner include implementing budgeting and cost/revenue forecasting; managing almost 50% growth in customers while keeping rates low through expense management; significant improvements in infrastructure; greatly enhanced emergency preparedness; and increased management professionalism. Byron, who has lived in the District since 1993, holds the No. 1 Position and his term ends in 2017.

Dick Gidner - Commissioner Position No. 2
Dick Gidner
Commissioner Position No. 2

Dick Gidner

Dick has served in Position No. 2 since July, 2005. Dick has lived in the District since 1983. He is retired from Boeing, after serving for many years in a variety of engineering and business management positions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration. Dick holds the No. 2 Position and his term ends in 2019.

Sam Amira - Commissioner Position No. 3
Sam Amira
Commissioner Position No. 3

Sam Amira

Sam is our newest Commissioner, replacing Norm Green who retired in 2008. Sam was affirmed at the July 23, 2008 meeting of the Board of Commissioners. He has lived in the District for over 20 years. Mr. Amira has worked for the Boeing Company since 1974 as a Property Accountant Specialist. He retired in January 2008 as a Master Sergeant in the Army Reserves after 37 years. Mr. Amira is an active member of National Property Management Association since 1991, currently servicing as President. His Asset Management experience, Cost Accounting and Capital budget tracking related to new capital projects and improvements to existing facilities, will be very helpful to the District. Sam holds the No. 3 Position and his term ends in 2015.

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