MARQUETTE — After over a decade in the business, the Marquette Board of Light and Power’s Executive Director is retiring.

Paul Kitti announced that he will be retiring in June of 2017. During his thirteen years with the Marquette Board of Light and Power, there are many accomplishments that come to Kitti’s mind. One of the most noteworthy is the undeniable teamwork with the help of the community.

“Financially, our organization is the strongest it has been in many years. We have great community support, our employees and staff work tirelessly everyday to provide great, reliable service and we were recognized by the American Power Association as one of the top utilities in the United States,” said Exec. Director of Marquette Board of Light & Power, Paul Kitti.

Although Kitti is retiring, an impactful project has been underway and it set to be done in June of next year.

“We local union employees putting up the Marquette Energy Center right now installing all the engine auxiliary equipment. We got the transformer installed, our cooling, radiating racks are installed behind me. We got out 376,000 gallon fuel tank installed,” said Kitti.

Other major components of this project have also been installed and work will continue throughout the winter. As of right now, Kitti has no set plans for retirement but hopes to travel with his family and fish a little more often.

He also mentioned that it has been an honor serving both the country during his time in the military but also serving the community while at the Marquette Board of Light and Power.