Manager’s Message — July 2020

Jeff DavisCasey McCleary Retires

Wasco Electric Cooperative employee Casey McCleary retires this month after nearly 37 years of service.

Casey began his career with the co-op in 1983 as a journeyman lineman in The Dalles. He advanced to manager of operations, a position he has held since 1994.

During his years at WEC, Casey created many friendships, both in the cooperative as well as with the cooperative membership and contractors he worked with.

In addition to his work with the cooperative, Casey and his wife, Shawn, have been active in The Dalles community. They raised three children, all who graduated from The Dalles High School.

Casey’s plans for retirement will surely center around spending time with his family, camping, fishing, and tending to his immaculate yard.

The staff and I will miss Casey’s dedication to his job and the knowledge he has acquired, as well as the friendship we developed while working together. We all wish him the very best in his retirement years.

New Manager of Operations

I am pleased to announce that Brian Vosburgh has been named the new manager of operations.

Brian has been in the engineering and operations side of the utility business for more than 35 years. Prior to his position as systems engineer with WEC, Brian was distribution engineering supervisor at Tillamook PUD. Prior to Tillamook, he spent 18 years at Kittitas PUD, where he was the operations manager for six years, overseeing the line crews, tree-trimming crews, and fleet management, as well as many other position duties.

Brian begins his new position July 1. I look forward to his leadership overseeing the operations side of the cooperative.

Summer Safety

With the arrival of summer comes an increase in outdoor activities. Whether you are out and about for work or pleasure, please be aware of where overhead power lines are in relation to your activities.

If you come across a downed power line, stay away from it, protect the area and call the cooperative immediately.

In addition to increased outdoor activities, summer also brings fire season. In the event of a fire that may threaten the cooperative’s distribution or transmission lines, please call the office immediately.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Jeff Davis
General Manager