OPALCO hosts Rep. Jeff Morris for legislative session kickoff meeting, energy talk

Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Anacortes, will participate in Orcas Power & Light Cooperative's annual Ambassador’s Legislative Kick-Off meetings scheduled on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands.

— Oct. 27: 2-4 p.m., OPALCO office in Eastsound.

— Oct. 28: 8:30–10:30 a.m.: OPALCO office in Friday Harbor.

— Oct. 28: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Lopez Island Library.

Morris, the speaker pro tem of the House, will speak on “The Future of Power Supply in the Northwest.” Washington Rural Electric Cooperative Association Director Kent Lopez will give a preview of energy issues that the state Legislature will be addressing, an overview of the national grassroots "Our Energy, Our Future" campaign that aims to engage elected officials in a dialogue about energy issues, and give us some tips about how to be an effective grassroots activist.

There will be a question-and-answer session with OPALCO Manager Randy Cornelius following the presentations.

You don’t have to be signed up for OPALCO’s Ambassador Program to participate. Ambassadors are simply co-op members who want to be kept in the know in order to protect their (and their co-op’s) best interests. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to solson@opalco.com or call 376-3537.

OPALCO is a member-owned cooperative electrical utility serving more than 10,000 islanders on 20 islands in San Juan County. OPALCO provides electricity that is 97 percent greenhouse-gas free and is predominately generated by hydro-electric plants. OPALCO was founded in 1937 to bring electricity to rural islanders and is one of 900 electric co-ops in the United States today.

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