In my headline I am referring to the two positions for Districts #2 and #5 on our Board of Directors at West Oregon Electric. Nominations for these positions are being taken this month and the actual elections will take place at the WOEC annual meeting on Saturday, August 17th. Important: If voting by mail, please hold off doing so, at least through July; so, we can find worthy write-in candidates for these two positions.
Why is this so important? Because it may turn out that replacing the entire Board of Directors might be the only way we can regain control of our electric co-op.
Unfortunately, it would take us over 3 years to elect a whole new Board. So we must continue to try to get our current representatives to help us find a solution. We can’t wait three years and I would prefer to not throw the baby out with the bath water. This Board, even as presently constituted, is probably as capable as anyone we could find to replace them; but they’ve gotten into some bad habits and simply refuse to acknowledge that our rates are unacceptable and that it’s their job to control them. Rather than contrition all I’ve seen so far is denial and a measure of indignation. Read More