REC recognizes linemen

April 1, 2015

REC's Board of Directors issued the following resolution in advance of Lineman Appreciation Day, which is April 13.


WHEREAS, REC linemen work 365 days a year to build, maintain and repair the electric infrastructure necessary to serve nearly 160,000 meters along more than 16,000 miles of line across twenty-two counties in Virginia; and

WHEREAS, linemen are the first responders of the electric cooperative family who, regardless of weather conditions or other obstacles, make conditions safe for all after storms and accidents and restore not only power, but also a sense of normalcy and convenience for members who have become accustomed to a reliable and uninterrupted supply of electricity; and

WHEREAS, linemen train tirelessly to learn their craft and work diligently to safely apply their unique knowledge and skills to serve not only REC members, but to selflessly provide mutual aid to neighboring cooperatives upon request; and

WHEREAS, linemen are supported by an extensive team of co-workers who routinely provide exceptional service to cooperative members during normal conditions and who provide information and reassurance in the rare times when electricity is interrupted for extended periods; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative hereby recognizes the Second Monday of April of each year as National Lineman Appreciation Day to recognize the contributions of these valuable men and women to America's Electric Cooperatives; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Board specifically recognizes the commitment of REC's linemen and all who support them in meeting the Cooperative's mission of safely providing reliable and affordable electricity while demonstrating the values of Caring, Respect, Integrity, and Service.

I, Christopher G. Shipe, Secretary of the Board of Directors, do hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted by the Board at a meeting held March 18, 2015,
as reflected in Rappahannock Electric Cooperative's minute book and that the same has not since been rescinded or modified in any way.

This 18th Day of March 2015, Christopher Shipe