Manager’s Message — July 2019

Board Member Recognition

Jeff DavisThis spring, Wasco Electric Cooperative Director Jerry Duling completed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Credentialed Cooperative Director program.

During the past two years, Jerry completed the required courses to earn his CCD certificate. He joins seven other WEC directors as credentialed board members.

The CCD program consists of five training courses covering Director Duties and Liabilities, Understanding the Electric Business, Board Roles and Relationships, Strategic Planning and Financial Decision Making, which are modeled specifically to the electric utility industry.

Congratulations to Jerry! I sincerely appreciate the commitment the directors have made in continuing their education in order to best serve the members of this cooperative now and into the future.

Cooperative Awards Community Grants

Each year, the cooperative supports the development of projects throughout its service area with its Economic/Community Development grant program.

This year, the cooperative’s grant committee awarded a $2,500 grant to the Maupin Legion Hall Restoration Committee for restoration work on the hall—a cornerstone building in the Maupin community.

Youth Programs

This summer, the cooperative again sponsored two area students to attend a utility related youth tour.

In June, Linnae Roeder, a junior-to-be at South Wasco County High School; and Thomas Scott, a sophomore-to-be at Dufur High School; attended the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Washington, D.C., Youth Tour. Linnae and Thomas, along with more than 1,800 cooperative-sponsored students representing 43 states, converged on the nation’s capital for a week of learning about the cooperative business model, touring landmarks, meeting with state representatives and honing their leadership skills.

This tour is a great investment in not only today’s youth, but tomorrow’s leaders. Congratulations to both of them.

Enjoy your summer! As always, if you have any questions regarding your cooperative, please stop in or give us a call.

Jeff Davis
General Manager