Manager’s Message — August 2021

Cooperative News

Dan Funkhouser Retires

Wasco Electric Cooperative employee Dan Funkhouser retired at the end of July after 35 years of service.

Dan began his career with Wasco Electric in 1986 as a journeyman lineman in Grass Valley. For more than three decades, he played an integral part in providing reliable power to our members in Sherman County. The commitment and personality Dan brought to the job will be greatly missed.

Dan and his wife, Jeanene, will continue to reside in Sherman County and enjoy retirement by traveling and visiting family.

We all wish Dan the very best in his retirement years.

Nominees for WEC Board

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

The board of directors appoints a committee of at least five, but not more than 11, members not fewer than 30 days nor more than 90 days before the date of the annual meeting, to 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 fewer 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 areas.
  • District 2 encompasses Sherman County and Southeast Wasco County, including Shaniko, Antelope, and Ashwood.
  • District 3 includes the areas of Tygh Valley, Maupin, and Warm Springs Reservation.

If you, as a member, are 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.

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

If you wish to become a nominee by petition, please have your petition—containing 15 member signatures—to the WEC office by Wednesday, September 15, so your picture and résumé will be received in time for publication in the annual meeting booklet and Ruralite.

If you are asked to serve on the nominating committee, please make an effort to attend the meeting and offer your input for the good of your cooperative.