MR. UDDENBERG, has served on PenLight's Board of Directors since 2006. He Currently chairs the Goals and Long Range Planning Committee, and serves on the Water Committee. He is a certified as a Credentialed Cooperative Director by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. A Gig Harbor native, Signo graduated from Peninsula High School, earned his BA degree in Business Finance from the University of Puget Sound, and did post graduate work in Business Finance and Marketing at the University of West Florida. He also served as a Lieutenant in the United Stated Navy.
Since returning to Gig Harbor in 1973, Signo has been involved in supermarket administration, marketing, and real estate. He owned and operated the 56th Street Red Apple Market in South Tacoma, served on the Board of Directors for Red Apple Markets Inc., was Director of Advertising for Associated Grocers, and currently is an associate with Pre-Paid Legal Services.
Signo and his wife Kathy have one son, Jesse who is a civil and environmental engineer with MKThink in San Francisco. Signo is a member of Harbor Covenant Church, where he currently serves as chair of the Building Committee. He is also the educational coordinator for the Gig Harbor chapter of Business Network International and a member of the Gig Harbor Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.
Signo believes that Peninsula Light Co. needs to continue to improve its ability to provide clean, reliable, and affordable electrical power, while providing a high level of customer service. He also believes the Company should strive to incorporate the use of new renewable resources at the lowest cost possible, and continue to promote efficiency and conservation programs to its members. His administrative experience is proving valuable in guiding the Company to best serve its members, and meet the continually growing demands for energy in this highly complex industry.
Certified "Credentialed Cooperative Director" by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), 2007.
ABOUT THE BOARD
PenLight is locally governed by a Board of nine directors whose duty it is to set policy and strategic direction. The Board has 12 scheduled monthly meetings, and board members are elected from the cooperative membership at large to serve three-year terms. These terms are staggered so that three positions are up for election each year. The Board also holds an Annual Membership Meeting on the first Monday in May, which is open to attendance by all co-op members.
After being elected, board members have two years in which to obtain a "Credentialed Cooperative Director" certification. This training program includes five classes that are taken through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
Some of the qualifiers Directors must possess are:
- Be a member in good standing residing within our service territory.
- Be a proven leader in the community with broad interests.
- Be willing to study data and other information to stay well informed.
- Be willing and able to attend local, regional and national utility-related meetings.
- Represent the total membership on an impartial basis.
- Adhere to PenLight’s Articles of Incorporation and its Bylaws.
The Board also holds an annual two-day strategic planning retreat.
Interested in becoming a Board member?