Manager’s Message — June 2020

Coping With COVID-19

Debi WilsonAs you know, safety is a priority here at Lane Electric. When we think of safety, we tend to think of high-voltage lines, working at the top of a pole, or slips, trips, and falls. With COVID-19, safety has taken on a different look.

We now work 6 feet apart. We view documents together by sharing a computer screen via video rather than looking over someone’s shoulder. Co-workers are seen by video rather than by passing in the hallway. We sanitize the surfaces we touch, wash our hands more often, and use hand sanitizer. When we can’t be 6 feet apart, we wear face masks.

We will be making revisions to the office to add protection for members and employees. Until then, the lobby is closed to the public until further notice.

With new Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidance, linemen will be back to work maintaining and improving the system. Rest assured; we are here to serve you!

We all look forward to the day when we are able again to see you face to face. I hope it’s soon.

Annual Meeting

You will soon receive an annual meeting packet in the mail. It will contain information about voting and how to access the annual meeting Monday, June 22, at 4 p.m.

Due to Gov. Kate Brown’s restrictions on public gatherings, we will hold the business meeting via an online webinar this year. You may participate by video or telephone. Please visit our website for more information.

District Meetings

We hope to hold district meetings in some fashion later this fall. We value the time spent at those meetings sharing information and gathering feedback from you all, so stay tuned.

Thank You

I would like to thank our incredible staff for everything they are doing under these unusual circumstances. I also want to thank all of you for your understanding and support. We know it hasn’t been easy, but together we can get through it. That spirit is what makes us a co-op. We are truly more powerful together. Our future remains bright.

Debi Wilson
General Manager