Schori’s tenure is the longest of any general manager in SMUD’s 61-year history.
"It’s been a pretty phenomenal experience for me."
She’s credited with keeping electric rates 20% to 30% below that of SMUD’s main competitor – Pacific Gas and Electric’s.
Schori says she’s proud of her record – even SMUD’s failed attempt to expand into PG&E territory in Yolo County two years ago.
"We’ve also had our ups and downs with the interest of other communities and their desire to come to SMUD for actual annexation into the system but those things are behind us. I have to regrets."
Schori says she plans to stay active by working on environmental issues although she won’t be at SMUD anymore…
"…unless they want me to do something which I’m always going to be ready and happy to help them and I told them I won’t come back and bug them at the board meeting (laughs)."
Schori is retiring this Thursday.