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Posted on Feb 4, 2019

Northwest RiverPartners names executive director

The board of directors of Northwest RiverPartners, or NWRP, announced the appointment of Kurt Miller to serve as the group’s new executive director. Miller is currently the organizational change manager for the Integrated Operations Center project at Portland General Electric.
Kevin Nordt, president of NWRP, said in a press release: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Kurt Miller as executive director of NWRP. Kurt brings a wealth of experience and energy to the position, which will enable NWRP to build upon its strong history of championing the Northwest hydroelectric system. NWRP seeks to expand its partnerships and advocacy around recognizing the important contributions of hydropower to our region and the clean energy future we seek.”
Kurt Miller said in a press release: “I am truly honored for this opportunity to partner with Northwest stakeholders as we work together for a clean energy future. We have such a powerful story to share – one that is pro-salmon and pro-community. I’m excited to get that message out there, but also to listen as we meet with our members, elected officials, and other stakeholder groups. I want to hear their perspectives and collaborate on solutions.”
Miller has more than 25 years of Northwest utility experience in both the public and private sectors. He is a graduate of Willamette University.
Miller will start with Northwest RiverPartners in mid-March. Jim Litchfield will continue to serve as the interim executive director until that time.
Northwest RiverPartners describes itself as a partnership of farmers, electric utilities and large and small businesses, joined to ensure that the Columbia and Snake remain living, working rivers. Northwest RiverPartners promotes all of the benefits of the rivers: fish and wildlife, renewable hydropower, agriculture, transportation and recreation.

By Post-Register Staff