Manager’s Message – July 2018

Washington, D.C., Youth Tour

Headshot of Jeff DavisMore than 1,800 students from rural electric cooperatives visited Washington, D.C., last month. Among those high- schoolers were Riley Brewer and Hanna Ziegenhagen, who represented Wasco Electric Cooperative.

During this weeklong trip, students learned about the political process and the impact it has on their cooperative back home, visited the nation’s capital, talked with Oregon elected officials and visited countless museums, all while making lasting memories and friendships.

Each year, Wasco Electric offers this great opportunity for high school sophomores and juniors within our service territory to attend this all- expense-paid trip. Watch for details about the 2019 Youth Tour in the November issue of Ruralite.

Community Grants

Each year, the cooperative supports the development of projects throughout its service area with an economic/ community development grant program.

This year, the cooperative’s grant committee awarded four grants totaling $7,500 to the following projects:

  • Maupin Area Chamber of Commerce for a bicycle repair station.
  • Sherman County Historical Museum to improve the museum’s foot bridge.
  • Sportsman’s Grass Car Lawn Mower Racing to establish electric service to the event area.
  • Mary’s Academy to install a filtered/cooling water station.

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

Jeff Davis, General Manager