Emerald People’s Utility District board of directors voted Feb. 27 to appoint Bent O. Mikkelsen to serve the remainder of the term of Lee Kelley, Subdistrict 2 representative. Three individuals applied for the position.

“We were fortunate to have outstanding candidates,” said EPUD Board President Kevin Parrish. “Our customer-owners will be well served by Bent. He brings years of dedicated service to his community and a strong business sense.”

Kelley’s resignation becomes effective March 1. In his resignation letter he said, “I have fully enjoyed my time on the board, but now want to travel more while I am still young and healthy enough to do so.”

Mikkelsen will be sworn in at the March 13 EPUD board meeting. He will represent precincts of Alvadore, Demming, Elmira, Fern Ridge, Noti and Veneta precincts.