Al Chrisman is retiring after 37 years with the City of Sequim, most recently as lead of the city’s Water Reclamation Facility. Photo courtesy of City of Sequim

Al Chrisman is retiring after 37 years with the City of Sequim, most recently as lead of the city’s Water Reclamation Facility. Photo courtesy of City of Sequim

Chrisman retires after 37 years with City of Sequim

After nearly 40 years with the City of Sequim in various roles, Al Chrisman is calling it a career.

Chrisman retired on July 10 after 37 years with the city, most recently overseeing the Water Reclamation Facility.

“Al is always there and willing to help when you need him,” utilities manager Pete Tjemsland said.

Chrisman began his employment with the City on Dec. 12, 1983, as a garbage truck driver. In 1987, he transitioned to the Wastewater Treatment Plant where he worked as an operator until 1996 and became the Wastewater Lead. In 1998, the plant transitioned to the Water Reclamation Facility and now generates 100 percent reused water.

“Sequim has been fortunate to have Al’s experience for so long; I know all of the bacteria down at the sewage plant, and all of us, will miss him dearly,” Public Works Director David Garlington said. “We thank him for his service and wish him a happy retirement.”

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