It is back-to-school time for Idaho Power’s community education representatives (CER). It is a busy season for the five CERs, who will spend the academic year visiting classrooms in every corner of our service area.
“It’s quite a ramp up for us—it’s exciting,” said Russ Weedon, who covers the Boise, Meridian and Mountain Home areas. “These kids are our future customers, and they are also great ambassadors to their families. They share what they learn from our presentations in their homes, and it’s fun to watch.”
Weedon is joined by fellow CERs Patricia Boyd (Eastern Idaho), Liz Haugee (Magic and Wood River Valley), Danielle Ready (Eastern Oregon and Western Treasure Valley) and Andie Root (Canyon County). The reps have 11 presentations designed for everyone from kindergartners to adults. Topics include electrical safety, energy generation, energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
The CERs play an important role in Idaho Power’s commitment to education. In addition to giving hundreds of free presentations each year, the reps lead tours of Idaho Power facilities and coordinate an annual art contest, scholarship opportunities and participation in the Solar 4R Schools program. Check out the 2017–18 Educational Resource Guide and view contact info and instructions for scheduling a presentation.