Manager’s Message – August 2023

Paul Titus It is my privilege to address Wasco Electric Cooperative members as interim general manager.

I have been a lifelong resident of the mid-Columbia area, as have my wife and daughter. I was raised in Lyle, Washington, and have lived in The Dalles the past 24 years.

I understand the rural landscape of the communities the cooperative serves.

I have officiated high school basketball since 2000 and enjoyed being part of the game with the players, coaches and fans of the local schools through the good and bad calls.

I have an electrical engineering degree from Washington State University and have worked for consumer-owned electric utilities for 26 years. I began as an engineering tech and advanced to other positions, such as system engineer, principal engineer, and manager of engineering and operations. These positions have led me to have positive interactions while meeting the needs of consumers and members, and understanding the relationships among all departments that make the cooperative run smoothly.

Wasco Electric is committed to delivering reliable and safe power to its members. This means increased investment in the co-op’s employees and infrastructure. There are many challenges to day-to-day operations, including inflation, supply chain limitations, wildfires and extreme weather events.

I look forward to leading Wasco Electric Cooperative through this transition period.

Paul Titus
Interim General Manager