We have a board of seven volunteers as well as our secretary/treasurer. The Board manages the organization’s affairs as you would your own business. The Drayton Valley REA board directs the day to day activities of the association and is responsible for planning future capital projects, operation and maintenance projects, and all other necessary contracts for the benefit of the REA members. The board reviews all forecasts for projects by looking at cost efficiencies, etc. The Drayton Valley REA board is a key player for various programs brought forward, government legislation, position papers review and input.
In 1954, some forward thinking farmers decided to approach their neighbours to try to get power in the area farms. They talked to Calgary Power supervisor A. J Anderson and in the late fall they held a meeting to form a Rural Electrification Association (REA). Some of those in attendance at the meeting were: Mr. & Mrs. Everett Brandt, Mr. & Mrs. Les Herndon, Mr. & Mrs. Ed Hines, Mr. & Mrs. Les Oscar, Eric Turner, Mr. & Mrs. Willie Dusterhoft, and Mr. & Mrs. Louis William. Each went away from the meeting agreeing to talk to their neighbours to try and convince them to join the REA.
In December of 1954, a meeting was held and 25 farmers signed up for power at a cost of $650.00 per service. The motion made by Willie Dusterhoft to call the association Drayton Valley REA was carried. They made application to the government and the association was incorporated in 1955.
Drayton Valley REA provide members with an exceptional distribution system, delivering safe and reliable power through sound management and prudent business practices.
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