Central Electric Power Cooperative Celebrates National Lineman Appreciation Day
America’s electric cooperatives have designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. On April 13, 2015 Central Electric Power Cooperative joined electric cooperatives across the nation in recognizing National Lineman Appreciation Day.
The full text of the resolution, which the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Board adopted unanimously, follows:
“Whereas linemen leave their families and put their lives on the line every day to keep the power on; Whereas linemen work 365 days a year under dangerous conditions to build, maintain and repair the electric infrastructure; Whereas linemen are the first responders of the electric cooperative family, getting power back on and making things safe for all after storms and accidents; and Whereas there would be no electric cooperatives without the brave men and women who comprise our corps of linemen;
Therefore be it resolved that NRECA recognize the Second Monday of April of each year as National Lineman Appreciation Day and make available to electric cooperatives, materials and support to recognize the contributions of these valuable men and women to America’s Electric Cooperatives.”
The nation’s electric cooperatives proudly recognize all electric linemen for the services they perform around the clock in dangerous conditions to keep power flowing and protect the public’s safety.
"The caliber of our line employees is top notch,” says Don Shaw, CEO/General Manager. “Each and every member of our line crews should be commended for their hard work in delivering safe and reliable power to our member cooperatives.”
Headquartered in Jefferson City, Central Electric Power Cooperative has 37 employees who work in the field restoring power during outages and maintaining transmission lines and equipment. Across the nation, more than 19,000 men and women maintain 2.5 million miles of line for electric co-ops, public power districts, and public utility districts.