Dear Members,

As previously announced, I will be transitioning away from my duties as your manager this month. Your board of directors has been working several months to select my successor. The next manager will take the reins July 1.

I am so very proud to have had the opportunity to work for you, the membership, for the past 32 years and to lead the co-op team these past 21 years. It has been a satisfying and rewarding career. Thank you!

I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the board of directors for its consistent guidance, support and encouragement. The directors’ diverse collective experience and wisdom provides a stable foundation to support and guide the efforts of staff.

It has been my good fortune to work with a very capable and dedicated staff during my employment at Hood River Electric Cooperative. It is they who are responsible for the success of the organization—each day, month and year. I will miss sharing the challenges, triumphs and camaraderie.

Take good care!

John Gerstenberger, Manager