With almost 36 years of combined experience, Bill Bolinger started his career in 1984 with General Utilities. In 1989, General Utilities was bought, and Graham County Utilities was formed under the direction of Graham County Electric Cooperative board, where Bill continued his service until his retirement in January 2020. Bill wore many hats during his tenure in the gas and water department: laborer, serviceman, welder and foreman. Much change has come about for pipeline safety through the years, and Bill was committed to providing safe, reliable gas and water to the members. He was dependable and worked tirelessly maintaining lines. During his final year, Bill worked closely with the geographic information system department to transfer his knowledge of the location of water valves and lines to the mapping technology software. Bill was instrumental in teaching employees proper construction and line maintenance. His wealth of knowledge will be sorely missed.