RMLD General Manager Coleen O’Brien Announces Retirement, Search For Successor Begins

Below is a press release from the Reading Municipal Light Department:

READING, MA — Following a long career in public service and utility management, Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) General Manager Coleen O’Brien has announced her retirement effective June 30, 2022. Ms. O’Brien served as RMLD’s General Manager for close to nine years; her tenure at the RMLD is the culmination of over 40 years of experience in the utility industry.

“Coleen has provided invaluable leadership during her time at the RMLD,” said Robert Coulter, Chair of RMLD’s Board of Commissioners. “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Coleen for her dedication and service to this utility and the people of this community. We wish her all the best in this exciting next chapter of her life.”

RMLD’s General Manager reports to the Board of Commissioners. Therefore, the Board has begun the process of identifying a candidate with the appropriate expertise to manage one of the largest municipal utilities in Massachusetts. Through this transition, RMLD will continue to provide the reliable electric service that our customers have come to expect.

About Reading Municipal Light Department

Established in 1894, Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) is a municipal electric utility serving over 70,000 residents in the towns of Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, and Lynnfield Center. RMLD has over 30,000 meter connections within its service territory.

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