Manager’s Message – May 2018

Dear Members:

PSREC has had several staffing changes recently. Our longest tenured employee, Linda O’Neill, has retired after 41 years as a work order clerk. Linda was with the co-op through many changes and will be greatly missed around the office. We wish her much happiness in her retirement.

Other retirements include Susan Sessions, work order clerk, 25 years; Guy Varner, journeyman lineman, 25 years; and Donna Mills, marketing manager/energy auditor, 24 years. Judy Alexander, customer service representative, will retire in June after 18 years of service. Congratulations on reaching this milestone. We have enjoyed working with you all.

With all of these retirements, we have brought on some new employees. Jon Pilatti is our newest journeyman lineman, Emily Compton is our new community relations man- ager, and Kristen Attama and Amy Waller are our newest customer service representatives. Welcome aboard!

Legislative Action

PSREC participated in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Legislative Rally April 9 through 11, along with representatives from Anza Electric Cooperative, Surprise Valley Electrification Corp., Trinity Public Utility District and Golden State Power Cooperative.

We met with more than 50 of California’s congressional representatives and senators. During these meetings, we discussed important issues that could impact our member- owners here in California and electric cooperatives across the nation, including continued funding for the Rural Utilities Service Electric Loan Program, and funding for rural broad- band infrastructure.

Director Elections

In the cooperative world, we have a truism that goes, “Good cooperatives have great boards.”

This year, Districts 1, 3 and 4 are up for election. District 1 (Quincy—Sloat areas) is served by Dan Kenney, District 3 (Blairsden— Clio—Portola areas) is served by Fred Nelson and District 4 (Calpine—Sierraville— Loyalton—Beckwourth areas) is served by Dave Roberti. The boundaries of each district are on the PSREC website if you would like to check on which one you live in.

Please call me for more information if you live in one of these districts and are interested in running for the board. The board meets once a month, usually on the fourth Wednesday. Directors must attend significant training to stay current on issues and become certificated as a director.

Look Up and Live

As irrigation season approaches, it is a great time to remind members to look up and live.

Whether cutting trees, working with irrigation pipe or any long objects, make sure you look up for power lines.


We continue to upgrade and repair the coax system in Quincy. If you have not contacted us to be put on the interest list, call us today at (800) 221-3474, or visit our website at We are upgrading the system in sections and will contact those on our interest lists first to offer services.

Most of Graeagle is complete. The last section behind the ballfield will be ready in early May.

With plans offering down- load speeds from 20Mbps to 50Mbps, depending on location, multiple-device households finally can stop fighting over bandwidth.

To sign up, give us a call at (800) 221-3474 or visit our website at

If you have any questions, please contact me at (800) 555-2207 ext. 6076, or email me at


Bob Marshall
General Manager