Manager’s Message — April 2020

Board Member Recognition

Headshot of Stacy Eakin
Stacy Eakin

In December, Wasco Electric Cooperative Director Stacy Eakin completed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Credentialed Cooperative Director program.

During the past two years, Stacy completed the required courses to earn her CCD certificate. She joins the other eight WEC directors as credentialed board members.

The CCD program consists of five training courses covering director duties and liabilities, understanding the electric business, board roles and relationships, strategic planning and financial decision-making, which are modeled specific to the electric utility industry.

Congratulations to Stacy! I sincerely appreciate the commitment the directors have made in continuing their education to best serve the members of this cooperative, now and in the future.

Oregon Empowers Guatemala Project Postponed

In our March Ruralite, we told members about Oregon Empowers Guatemala—a project to electrify a small village in Aldea Montanita de la Virgen.

It is with great disappointment that the Oregon cooperatives decided to postpone the project. With the impact COVID-19 has had globally and across our country, we feel this is the best decision to keep everyone involved as healthy as possible.

Once a new timeline has been set, we will be sure to keep everyone informed. In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more about this great project, please visit


Wasco Electric strives to maintain the health and safety of our employees and members along with ensuring our essential operations continue. During the next few weeks, we will continue to closely monitor the progression of COVID-19 and update our membership with steps we are taking or continuing to take to provide the excellent service you have come to expect from us.

While the office is closed to the public, we will remain available to take debit/credit cards or checks by phone at 541-296-2740. Members also have access to our online portal through our website at

Please continue to monitor our website and Facebook page for updated information.

Jeff Davis
General Manager