Manager's Message

Cooperative Update

Jim Bailey Retires

Wasco Electric Cooperative employee Jim Bailey retired July 1 after nearly 36 years of service.

Jim began his career with the co-op in September 1979 as the work order clerk in the main office. He advanced throughout the years to the operations and engineering assistant position in charge of inventory control and purchasing.

During his years of work, Jim created many friendships both in the cooperative and with industry sales representatives.

In addition to his work with WEC, Jim and his wife, Sharon, have been active in The Dalles community. They raised three children, who all graduated from The Dalles High School.

Jim’s plans for retirement will surely center around his passions for fishing, hunting, travel and spending time with his grandchildren.

I speak for myself and staff when I say we will miss Jim’s dedication to his job and the knowledge he acquired throughout the years. We wish him the best in his retirement years.

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NWPPA Awards

At the 75th Annual Membership meeting of the Northwest Public Power Association in late May, former Wasco Electric board member Neal Harth was recognized for his work on behalf of public power. He received the NWPPA life membership award.

Neal served on the board of directors at Wasco Electric from 1985 to 2014. He was dedicated to his role as a policymaker representing members of the cooperative.

In other proceedings, Ron Holmes, Wasco Electric’s board president, was re-elected to serve a second three-year term for the NWPPA Board of Trustees.

Congratulations to both men.

Have a safe Fourth of July, and take time to remember those who have fought to preserve this country’s independence and the freedoms we often take for granted.

Jeff Davis, General Manager


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