Coleen O’Brien Retires As General Manager Of Reading Municipal Light Department

March 25, 2022

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
March 25, 2022

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) General Manager Coleen O’Brien announced her retirement effective June 30, 2022.

Ms. O’Brien served as general manager of the Massachusetts public power utility for close to nine years. Her tenure at the RMLD is the culmination of over 40 years of experience in the utility industry.  

RMLD’s general manager reports to RMLD’s Board of Commissioners. Therefore, the board has begun the process of identifying a candidate with the appropriate expertise to manage one of the largest municipal utilities in Massachusetts.

Established in 1894, RMLD is a municipal electric utility serving over 70,000 residents in the towns of Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, and Lynnfield Center. RMLD has more than 30,000 meter connections within its service territory.