Manager’s Message – May 2022

Debi Wilson

Mark Your Calendars: Two Important Dates

Dear Co-op Community Members:

Mark your calendars! May 7 is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, and May 19 is Lane Electric’s annual meeting. These dates are important to Lane Electric employees and members. This is our opportunity to work together as a team.

On National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, community members across the United States and Canada are encouraged to come together and take action to raise awareness and reduce the risks of wildfires. Wildfires have severely impacted the West Coast and, more specifically, our members. Our hope at Lane Electric is to work together as a team to reduce the risk of devastation in our community.

Our region is still experiencing drought. Lane Electric has been working diligently to maintain our system, and we want our members to partner with us to help keep our communities safe. You can help protect your part of the community by removing hazards within the Home Ignition Zone. This is the 5-foot zone around your residence. Some quick ideas are:

  • Replace wood chips with gravel
  • Clear needles, leaves, and debris from gutters, roofs, porches and decks
  • Keep woodpiles at least 30 feet from buildings
  • Mow and hydrate lawns

For more ways you can protect your home and your community from loss and tragedy visit

LEC Annual Meeting

The other important date is our annual meeting on Thursday, May 19, at 4:30 p.m. We will host a hybrid meeting, both virtual and in-person. Members can register online for a Zoom link or attend in-person. Refreshments will be provided for those attending in person.

Soon, you will receive your official invitation and voting ballot in the mail. Your packet will also include information about how to register for this year’s meeting.

During the meeting, you will meet your directors, hear important messages and learn about cooperative happenings from your board president, me and our legal counsel. You will learn about the financial condition of Lane Electric and future plans.

This meeting with our members is important to me and our board of directors. As your general manager, I want to personally invite you to this year’s annual meeting. I look forward to finally being able to connect with many of you in person after missing out the past two years. Please mark your calendars for these two important dates and help make a difference in our community.

Debi Wilson