May 2020 Newsletter
Dear members,

Just a few days ago, LPEA wrapped up our 2020 director elections. Many thanks to the roughly 30% of our members who took the time to review the candidates and cast your vote. While the return rate was higher this year than in previous elections, we hope to achieve more participation in future years.

Read on for more details about your new director representatives, as well as the latest news, resources, and services from LPEA. Remember we are here to serve you and welcome your engagement, questions, and suggestions.

Hillary Knox, VP of Communications
Featured Articles
LPEA 2020 director election results announced
Results for the 2020 LPEA Board of Directors election were announced at our virtual annual meeting on Saturday May 16th 2020. John Lee Jr. and Sue McWilliams are two new LPEA board members, with incumbents Bob Lynch and Rachel Landis re-elected to their seats.
LPEA and IBEW union work together to improve safety
From her first day of work at LPEA last July, Jessica Matlock has made safety a top priority and worked with union leaders to help protect the co-op’s employees. The new CEO previously worked for two large electric utilities and understands how dangerous the work can be.
LPEA’s 2020 scholarship recipients look ahead to bright futures
Perhaps this year more than ever, LPEA is honored to support local youth in their pursuit of higher education and training. Seven promising local high-school students were selected out of 78 applicants to receive this year’s round of LPEA scholarships, and they have exciting plans despite the current pandemic pause.
I hit a power pole or other electrical equipment: now what?
We all think it will never happen to us, but it can, and in an instant. In honor of Electrical Safety Month, read on to learn more about how you and your family can stay safe around electricity.
Calls to Action
Want to help your neighbors?
Elect to “Round up” your electric bill each month to the next highest dollar. That pocket change adds up, helping fund hundreds of local organizations. Call (970) 247-5786 to sign up.
Can’t pay your bill due to COVID?
Call us at (970) 247-5786. We can discuss flexible payment plan options that work for your situation and refer you to agencies with available funding.
Stuck at home? Stay involved!
We’ve got you covered. LPEA’s board and committee meetings are held monthly via video conference and are open to the public. Schedule and access details.
Why not go remote?
Chart your usage, pay your bill, and report issues - all from wherever you are on LPEA’s SmartHub app. Click here or call (970) 247-5786 for access.
Did you know?
Did you know that LPEA offers rebates for outdoor electric power equipment? We’ll refund you 25% of the price (up to $100) for your purchase of an electric snow blower or lawnmower, and 25% of the price (up to $50) for the purchase of a leaf blower, trimmer, pruner, chainsaw or other. More information.