Community Education Reps Teach Powerful Safety Lessons

Safety is a value at Idaho Power. In addition to practicing safety in the field, Idaho Power employees are dedicated to keeping their customers and service area safe. At the forefront of this effort are the company’s five Community Education Representatives (CER)—Russ Weedon, Patricia Boyd, Liz Haugee, Danielle Ready and Andie Root.

During the academic year, the CERs spend most of their days teaching school children important lessons in the classroom. Many of their interactive presentations focus on electrical safety.

“I always say I have one of the best jobs in the company, and it’s because of this connection with our communities,” Weedon said. “Starting at a very young age, we connect with these kiddos and their families.”

After spending time with the CERs, children become ambassadors for electrical safety in their homes. Many of the lessons they learn will continue to benefit them throughout their lives—and they’ll continue to build on that knowledge as they hear future CER presentations on electrical generation, energy efficiency, environmental stewardship and more.

Visit our Community Education Representatives page to learn more about the CERs, or watch a video featuring their kindergarten safety presentation, “Ouch the Outlet.” Photos, interviews and video footage are available upon request.


Jordan Rodriguez
Corporate Communications Specialist