Manager’s Message — August 2020

Jeff DavisRobert “Bo” Gridley Retires

Wasco Electric Cooperative employee Robert “Bo” Gridley retires this month after 23 years of service.

Bo began his career with Wasco Electric in 1997 as a journeyman lineman in The Dalles and advanced to the position of crew foreman in 2018. During his years of work, Bo made many friendships both in the cooperative as well as within the community of The Dalles.

Bo and his wife, Jan, will relocate to their new home in Idaho to be closer to family. I am sure Bo will find some great new fishing and hunting spots as they settle in the community.

We all wish Bo and Jan the best in their retirement years.

Nominees for WEC Board

The Wasco Electric Cooperative bylaws provide the method for nominating candidates to the board of directors.

Directors appoint a committee of at least five members, but not more than 11, not less than 30 days nor more than 90 days before the date of the annual meeting. Those members select nominees for election to the board. The list of candidates must be posted in the WEC office at least 20 days before the election.

Other nominations may be made by providing a petition signed by at least 15 members, not less than 15 days before the election.

Candidates will be selected from three districts, with one director elected from each district each year.

  • District 1 serves The Dalles, Mosier, and Dufur.
  • District 2 encompasses Sherman County and southeast Wasco County, including Shaniko, Antelope, and Ashwood.
  • District 3 includes Tygh Valley, Maupin, and the Warm Springs Reservation.

If you are a member interested in becoming a candidate for the board of directors, contact the Wasco Electric office so your name may be submitted to the nominating committee for consideration at its September meeting.

If you want to become a nominee by petition, please submit your petition containing 15 member signatures to the WEC office by Friday, September 11, so your picture
and resume will be received in time for publication in the annual meeting booklet and Ruralite.

Members of the nominating committee look forward to hearing from members who are willing and able to serve.

If you are asked to serve on the nominating committee, we ask that you try to attend the meeting and offer your input for the good of your cooperative.

Jeff Davis
General Manager