RoseEtta Ansotegui Stepping Down as UEC Board Director

June 27, 2017


After 12 years representing District 6, RoseEtta Ansotegui has decided to step down from the Umatilla Electric Board of Directors, effective July 15.

     “RoseEtta is resigning to care for those in her family with health-related issues,” UEC Board President Bob MacPherson said. “This was a tough decision but the right choice to make, and we wish the very best for RoseEtta and her family.”

RoseEtta has lived in the Pendleton area since 1969 and on the Umatilla Indian Reservation since 1971. RoseEtta has 38 years of work experience, and spent 24 years as the Academic Assistant for science, math and computer science departments at Blue Mountain Community College.

She was first elected in 2005 and re-elected four times in a district that encompasses the original Eastern Oregon Electric Cooperative, which merged with UEC in 1965.

A mother to two grown daughters, RoseEtta’s service on the UEC Scholarship Committee each year, and well as her support of United Way, Pendleton Roundup and many other events and activities, demonstrated her commitment to area communities.

During her time on the Board, RoseEtta attended many classes, meetings and conferences on behalf of UEC, and completed all board director certificate programs, including the “Director Gold” designation, the highest credential level of training offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Four candidates have applied to replace RoseEtta for the remainder of her term, which expires in April 2020. The Board will make the final selection after interviewing the candidates.