Sid Morrison was recognized by Energy Northwest yesterday (July 27, 2021) for his lifelong record of public service to the citizens of Central Washington and his dedication to public power in the region. The Executive Board of Energy Northwest named a building in Morrison’s honor, now to be called the Morrison Energy Center.
Located on the campus of Energy Northwest in Richland, the Morrison Energy Center will be the hub for advanced nuclear reactor development in the United States, as well as Energy Northwest’s projects and services that power the clean air energy future of the Northwest.
Morrison has served on the Energy Northwest Executive Board for 20 years, and has been the chair of the Executive board since 2006. This honor comes at his retirement from that board.
“It’s a real honor to be recognized by Energy Northwest,” Morrison said. “To be involved in the growth in clean, renewable energy has been very rewarding and to see all the possibilities for our future is very exciting.”
Energy Northwest is a Joint Action Agency of the State of Washington, created to do the building and operating of energy facilities for public power that is 100% carbon free utilizing nuclear, wind, solar and hydro.
A former United States Representative for Washington’s 4th Congressional District from 1980 to 1992, Morrison has also served as a Washington State Senator (1976-80), a Washington State Representative (1967-74) and was Secretary of Transportation for Washington State from 1993 to 2001.
Morrison, a retired Zillah orchardist, has served on a number of other boards with distinction, including on the Central Washington University Board of Trustees from 2003 to 2015. He also served for 23 years on the board of the Central Washington Fair Association, and was a board member of the Tri Cities Local Business Association, as well as Federal Builders and Constructors Inc. He continues to serve on the board as chairman of the Yakima Basin Storage Alliance.
He has also served the local fruit industry as a member of the Washington Apple Commission, Peach Council, Cherry Institute, the Farm Bureau and others.
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