Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 22 NO. 1  -  January 2019

Jerry Richards


Jerry served on the United Power Board for many years and for most of them as a member of the Executive Committee. For someone from a co-op as small as North Itasca Electric to have this kind of a presence speaks to his ability to gain the respect and trust of other co-op leaders in the state. He was part of the transition team that formed Great River Energy when Cooperative Power and United Power merged.

Jerry had a strong personality and was not shy about making his opinion known but respected those that were not afraid to disagree with him. He also had a great sense of humor and had a few choice sayings that I will not repeat here, and I am sure his family will smile and understand perfectly. I still run into Directors from around the state that inquire about him, and will be saddened by his passing. We will all miss the knowledge that can be amassed in 44 years of service.

Jerry, Thank you for your service to your country and community.

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