Umatilla Electric Celebrates 86th Annual Meeting

Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) held its 86th Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center in Hermiston, Ore.

During the meeting and membership dinner, over 600 Members and guests received a report from Board President, Bryan Wolfe, an update from CEO / General Manager, Robert Echenrode, and had a chance to win one of over 30 door prizes.

At the meeting, UEC presented its 2022 Annual Report, which included 2022 Financials, achievements from the past year and reflects on the highlights of another year of service.

Some of these highlights include:

  • Surpassing six billion kilowatt hours for the first time – a 20.5% increase compared to the year before.
  • Celebrating 40 years of UEC’s Energy Efficiency program.
  • Retiring over $10 million in Capital Credits to Members.
  • Working nearly 250,000 hours without a lost time injury.

At the business meeting, the cooperative also announced the election results for the Board of Directors. In 2023, UEC’s Districts 5, 6 and 7 were up for election. The election results were as follows:

  • Elected in District 5, Incumbent Tom Pitzer
  • Elected in District 6, Incumbent Steve Platt
  • Elected in District 7, Incumbent John Otis

Following the business meeting and door prizes, the Members in attendance had a chance to hear from CEO / General Manager, Robert Echenrode, as he answered some of the questions from throughout the evening.

To cap off the night, Members were treated to a Dueling Pianos performance from Rock Dee House Entertainment.



Check out our Highlight Video to see what you missed and visit our Annual Meeting page for more information: