Terry Alley elected president of LPEA board

Pagosa Springs resident Terry Alley (District 1) has been elected president of the board of directors of La Plata Electric Association (LPEA).

As per the LPEA by-laws, officers are elected each year at the first board meeting following the electric cooperative’s annual meeting, this year held May 9.

Jerry McCaw (District 2) was elected vice president, with Pam Patton (District 4) and Joe Wheeling (District 4) chosen as secretary and treasurer, respectively. Harry Goff (District 3) will again represent LPEA on the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Board. Representatives to the Colorado Rural Electric Association (CREA) and Western United are, respectively, Tom Compton (District 2) and Bob Formwalt (District 1).

?“These are challenging times in the energy business, and we will have some important decisions to make in the coming months,” said Alley, who has served on the LPEA board since 2001. “As always, however, at La Plata Electric we will continue our focus on providing safe, reliable electricity at the lowest cost to our membership while at the same time being environmentally responsible.”

A graduate of Pagosa Springs High School, Alley received his bachelor’s degree from Fort Lewis College, master’s degree from Western State College and superintendent endorsement from the University of Colorado. He retired after 31 years with Archuleta County District 50 Jt. where he served as teacher and coach, school principal, and, for his last 21 years, as district superintendent.

Over the years, Alley has been extremely active in Archuleta County, involved in numerous organizations. He currently is on the board of directors for Archuleta Housing,?? Charles Hughes Foundation, Archuleta Scholarships in Escrow and Archuleta Housing for the Elderly. ?He and his wife, Jennifer, have four children.

At LPEA, in addition to his board president responsibilities, Alley serves on the Administration Committee, Budget Finance and Audit Committee, and the FastTrack and Round Up boards.