About Central Electric

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Central Electric is one of Oregon’s 18 member-owned cooperative electric utilities. CEC provides electric service to Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, Grant, Linn, Wasco and Lake counties, in central and eastern Oregon.

Staff:

  • President & CEO: Dave Markham
  • Chief Financial Officer: Rawleigh White
  • Operations & Engineering Director: Bob McConnell
  • Corporate Information Officer: Lisa Cutter
  • Member Services Director: Jeff Beaman
  • Bend District Manager: Karen Lewis

24-Hour Phone Numbers:

  • Redmond: (541) 548-2144
  • Bend: (541) 389-1980
  • Madras: (541) 475-3266
  • Prineville: (541) 447-5321
  • Sisters: (541) 549-5698
  • Out of Service Area: (800) 924-8736

Governance / Board of Directors:

As a member-owned electric cooperative, Central Electric is governed by a board of directors elected by membership on a district-by-district basis. Terms are for three years and every year three of the nine directors stand for election before those members living in his/her district. Following are the locations of the CEC districts, the serving board member, and the year each stands for re-election:

  • District 1, Sisters — Vacant, awaiting board action on selection process (2015)
  • District 2, Tumalo — William (Boyd) Keeton (2017)
  • District 3, Madras — Kip Light, Secretary & Treasurer (2017)
  • District 4, Powell Butte — Kelly McFarlane (2016)
  • District 5, Terrebonne — Tom Strand, Chairman (2017)
  • District 6, Redmond — Beverly Clarno (2016)
  • District 7, Alfalfa — Ken Miltenberger (2015)
  • District 8, Bend — Dan Steelhammer, Vice Chairman (2015)
  • District 9, Prineville — Shirley McCullough (2016)
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  • Community Solar Project update. There's nothing quite as exciting as a meeting photo, but we want to let you know our first two community solar meetings in Bend went well. Good questions and discussions. Today you can attend in Sisters at 2 pm or 7 pm at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Dept. headquarters. Hope to see you there! Next week's meetings are at the Environmental Center in Bend and our Redmond service center auditorium.

    Oct 9th 9:30am • No Comments