Manager’s Message — June 2019

Director Recognition

Jeff Davis
Jeff Davis, General Manager

At the 79th annual meeting of the Northwest Public Power Association last month, Wasco Electric board member Ron Holmes took the reins as president of the board of trustees.

In addition to Ron’s 11 years of service on the Wasco Electric board, he has served on the NWPPA board since 2012 and was elected to the executive committee in 2017. NWPPA is an international association representing and serving consumer-owned utilities in the Western U.S. and Canada.

Congratulations, Ron. We, along with the other NWPPA member utilities from across the region, look forward to your leadership during the coming year.

High School Graduates

The board of directors and employees of Wasco Electric Cooperative offer our congratulations to the 2019 graduates from area high schools.

One way the co-op supports local youth is through our contribution to the high school’s graduating class drug- and alcohol-free graduation parties.

The high schools we support in this manner are The Dalles, Dufur, Sherman County, South Wasco County and Madras.

Again, congratulations and good luck in your future, wherever it may take you.

Summer Safety

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

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

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

Have a safe and enjoyable summer! As always, if you have any questions about your cooperative, please feel free to call or stop by the office.

Jeff Davis
General Manager