Board Meeting Summary August 23, 2022

August 23, 2022
Board Meeting Summary

Guest Speaker

Isaac McDonald, a senior at West Salem High School, gave a presentation on his experience representing Salem Electric as our 2022 National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour delegate. Isaac thanked the Board for the opportunity to join more than a dozen Oregon high school juniors and seniors that toured Washington, D.C. in June as part of the youth tour.

General Manager’s Report

General Manager Tony Schacher updated the Board on the annual bylaw review process and reviewed the next steps of the facilities update project.

The Columbia River Systems operation supplemental agreement between Federal action agencies and the State of Oregon and other plaintiffs to run river operations was granted a stay until August 31, 2023. The stay will provide an additional 13 months for the parties involved to come to a comprehensive agreement for river operations.

A portion of Salem Electric’s clean fuels energy credits is allocated for the purchase of an all-electric Ford E-Transit van. This will be the first all-electric fleet vehicle for Salem Electric.