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MES celebration
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Next week is Public Power Week and McMinnville Electric System is celebrating along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 47 million Americans. This year also marks the 75th anniversary of MES.
To commemorate Public Power Week, Oct. 5-11, and its 75th anniversary, MES is holding a community celebration Thursday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend for food, fun and prizes. Presentations will be held at noon.
“Public Power Week celebrates MES’s reliable, affordable electricity for our community,” said general manager and CEO Rodney Boyd. “Public power puts the people of McMinnville first and gives us the chance to emphasize the advantages of locally grown, locally owned power to our citizens. This year is especially significant in that we have served McMinnville for 75 years and will be celebrating with our customers.”
Added Jeff Golden, chairman of the Board of Public Utilities, “Our service is reliable and safe because of the pride public power takes in McMinnville and serving our friends and neighbors. MES is proud to have served McMinnville for 75 years and we look forward to many more successful years as your public utility.”
McMinnville Electric System, a public power utility, distributes electricity to more than 8,000 customers in the city of McMinnville. For more information about MES, visit