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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  • Our time and temp sign is back in business!
    The repairs are complete, the new technologies are installed and drivers passing our Redmond office are back in the loop. We hope you agree, the higher visibility display lights were worth the wait.

    Oct 21st 10:37am • 1 Comment