Manager’s Message – August 2018

Thank You!

Headshot of Jeff DavisWasco Electric Cooperative would like to thank the utilities, contractors and suppliers who helped assist during the July fire that affected our distribution system in both Wasco and Sherman counties.

Crews worked for several days throughout the Wrentham Market, Tygh Ridge and Fifteen Mile areas, where they had to replace several miles of distribution line to those members. Power was restored the evening of Saturday, July 20.

Repairs will be an ongoing process. Our operations department will continue to assess the damage and replace damaged poles, wires and meters as needed.

We greatly appreciate the patience and understanding of our members and community as we work safely and diligently to repair our system.

2018 Annual Meeting

Although November is several months away, preparations for Wasco Electric Cooperative’s 79th annual meeting are underway. The meeting is Saturday, November 17, at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center, 402 E. Scenic Drive, The Dalles.

During the meeting, members will vote on three director positions that are expiring—one from each of the three districts.

At its August meeting, the board of directors will appoint the member committee that nominates candidates to run for those positions. This committee will meet in early September.

If you are a member willing to serve on the board of directors, please let us know. We will give your name to the nominating committee members for consideration. See page 8 of this issue for more information.

Current directors whose terms are expiring and will seek re-election this year are Bob Hammel, District 1, serving on the board since 2005; Gary Carlson, District 2, serving on the board since 2015; and Mike Collins, District 3, serving on the board since 2006 and current president.

As always, if you have any questions about your cooperative, please feel free to call or stop by the office.

Jeff Davis, General Manager