The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) recently held an award ceremony where 25 awards were given to employees and teams for exemplary performance in leadership, professionalism, workmanship and safety issues.
The most significant recognition was the Lifetime Achievement Award presented posthumously to David Fistzimmons, former Transmission Sales Manager for Bonneville Power Administration. The award is given to recognize a Federal Transmission employee contribution service to Transmission and BPA.
David started a 36 year career in the electric utility industry with the Washington Water Power (now Avista) as a meter reader and he filled several roles with WWP before joining Bonneville in 1984. In the mid ‘90’s he was named as the Transmission Sales Manager for BPA.
The citation stated that his demeanor was kind, soft spoken, and a leader by example, mentoring many employees and was greatly respected by his peers and department employees. He always had words of wisdom and sound advice. Dave had a passion for safety and preparedness for his employees, as well as his family. He served on a regional disaster committee dedicated to development of industrial and community preparedness for pandemics, volcanic eruptions, sonomies or any other disruption of normal life.
David graduated from Orofino High School in 1976 and went on to receive a degree in Agriculture at the University of Idaho.
He passed away in August of 2019.