Dan Boyce Retires
Dan Boyce, General Manager of the East Grand Forks Water and Light Dept retired on February 28, 2016 after 26 years with the Department.
Dan began his municipal career in 1974 at the Grand Forks Water Treatment Plant as a Chemist and then Superintendent before coming to East Grand Forks Water and Light as the General Manager in 1990. Over his 26 years of dedicated service with the Department, Dan was committed to making sure the Water and Light was run with the best interest of the residents of East Grand Forks in mind. Dan has been respected by his employees, city leaders and his colleagues in the utility industry.
One of Dan's largest accomplishments during his career was when the Water and Light Dept became a member of the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA), the power supplier for the city. But he will say that his career changing moment was helping lead the Water and Light through the 1997 flood. About 60-70% of the City's distribution system was involved and he spent countless hours assisting in the coordination of the restoration. Dan's commitment to the Department showed when he spent many days at our Water Treatment Plant during the flood securing it from being overtaken by the flood waters.
Dan has served on the boards of many organizations during his career. He has received many prestigious awards for his dedicated service, including: The Leonard N. Thompson Award from the MN AWWA (American Water Works Association), the Fuller Award from the National AWWA and the Presidential Award from MMUA (Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association), to name a few.
It was a privilege to work with Dan and we would like to wish him well in his retirement.