America’s electric cooperatives designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. On April 14, 2015 Poudre Valley REA honored the hardworking men and women who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on.
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Board adopted unanimously the resolution, which states:
“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.”
We proudly recognize all electric lineworkers for the services they perform around the clock in dangerous conditions to keep power flowing and protect the public’s safety.
“Electric linemen do not often receive the recognition they deserve,” said CEO Jeff Wadsowrth, “They work all hours of the day, often in hazardous conditions far from their families, to restore power to their communities. Our linemen, as well as linemen from across the nation, truly deserve this special day of recognition.”
Poudre Valley REA invites members to take a moment to thank a lineman for the work he or she does and show your support for the men and women who light our lives.