Peggi Timm Leadership and Community Service Award
Long time eastern Oregon resident Peggi Timm was the driving force behind the creation of Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative, serving as the first President of its Board of Directors. Peggi went on to serve numerous roles on the Board and in the greater electric cooperative community, receiving the Northwest Public Power Association Award for Outstanding Public Service in 2009. She has given back tirelessly to her community, winning the White Rose Award from the Oregon March of Dimes for women who have made a significant impact on their communities. Peggi was named Baker Woman of the Year three times and has served as Baker County Treasurer and as a City Councilor. The former President of the Oregon Trail Regional Museum, she was appointed by the US Department of the Interior to the National Advisory Board for the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. Peggi was instrumental in helping to bring many of our local employers to Eastern Oregon over the years and worked with state and national leaders to bring the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center to fruition. Peggi's commitment to Eastern Oregon can be seen in almost every facet of the communities she has so ceaselessly served.
The Peggi Timm Civic Leadership Award will be awarded annually to a woman residing in OTEC's service territory who most exemplifies Peggi's ceaseless spirit of volunteerism to improve life in our communities. Emphasis will be placed upon recognizing individuals who have led in the creation, revitalization, and success of local organizations and institutions.
The Award: OTEC will contribute $25,000 to a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chosen by the recipient. The beneficiary must be based within OTEC's service territory. The award will be funded through OTEC's unclaimed capital credit account.
The Process: Nominations should be submitted to the OTEC Director of Member and Program Services, Steve Schauer. Nominations may be made by an individual or group who wishes to acknowledge the work of the nominee or a by the nominee themself. Nomination forms are available at all OTEC district offices. Selection of the recipient will be made by the OTEC Board of Directors.
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