Manager’s Message — July 2021

The End of an Unforgettable Journey

My lovely wife of 38 years, Julie, and I plan to travel during my retirement. We recently took a trip to the Painted Hills in Central Oregon.

A journey that began in December 1981 will come to an end in late August. I am retiring after nearly 40 years of service with Wasco Electric Cooperative, the last 15 as your general manager.

What began as an opportunity to do some pickup work during my college years soon blossomed into an unforgettable career opportunity.

I have been blessed to have worked with—and for—some amazing people, from fellow employees to board members and you, the members.

Throughout my career, I have met some amazing people, creating lasting friendships, and doing my best to serve the membership. For that, I thank you all.

As I leave, I have no doubt your cooperative will continue to thrive in its mission of providing you with competitively priced, reliable energy and related services. The staff at your cooperative are some of the best. Their commitment to providing you the best service possible is unwavering.

As for your next general manager, the board of directors started a search in early spring and will have selected the new manager by the end of this month, with a start date in late August.

It’s now on to my next journey in life: the joys of retirement. I thank you all for your support and trust over the years. Until we pass again, farewell my friends.

Jeff Davis
General Manager