Photo of Pat Sutherland receiving 30 year award

Northshore Utility District Honors IT Technician for 30 Years of Service

IT Technician Pat Sutherland was recently honored for 30 years of service at Northshore Utility District (NUD).  During his career at NUD, Pat has served in a variety of roles including a Senior Utility Worker and Engineering Technician. In his current role as IT Technician, he is the first contact for any information technology issues and provides ongoing support for NUD’s technological infrastructure and equipment.

“Pat is always the first person everyone chooses to call,” said Pat’s supervisor, Mike Vermeulen. “I think that says a lot about the trust they have in him.”

In order to provide the best possible service to customers, NUD’s utility workers require access to the District’s databases around the clock.  Pat provides that primary lifeline for operations in the field and will respond to requests for help at any hour of the day.

“Our team is committed to providing critical water and sewer services to our community, and technology is a vital part of delivering those services” said General Manager Amanda Campbell. “NUD’s technological systems run smoothly thanks to Pat’s dedication and approachability. Everyone feels comfortable asking Pat for help, and he’s always available to take a call or help someone in need. We are grateful to Pat for his continued service and excited to celebrate this significant milestone with him.”

“Pat has a great sense of humor and is always lightening the mood,” said Mike Vermeulen. “It’s been truly enjoyable to work with him, and I’m looking forward to many more years.”

Northshore Utility District is a special purpose public agency that provides water and sewer services to customers throughout the northeast end of Lake Washington. NUD manages more than 22,000 water and sewer service connections and 281 miles of water mains. For more information, please visit

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Media Contact:

Amanda Campbell, General Manager
Northshore Utility District
(425) 521-3728