Co-ops honor lineworkers


Each year, America’s electric co-ops set aside a day in April to say thanks to the lineworkers who work hard through all kinds of difficult weather and terrain to keep the lights on for their members. For 2019, Lineworker Appreciation Day is set for April 8.

The day was designated by a National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Board Resolution in 2015:

“Whereas linemen leave their families and put their lives on the line every day to keep the power on; Whereas linemen work 365 days a year under dangerous conditions to build, maintain and repair the electric infrastructure; Whereas linemen are the first responders of the electric cooperative family, getting power back on and making things safe for all after storms and accidents; and Whereas there would be no electric cooperatives without the brave men and women who comprise our corps of linemen; Therefore be it resolved that NRECA recognize the Second Monday of April of each year as National Lineman Appreciation Day and make available to electric cooperatives, materials and support to recognize the contributions of these valuable men and women to America’s Electric Cooperatives.”