Message from the Manager

Trevor Parke

Trevor Parke

I am excited to share this first manager’s message!  It is an honor to be named the general manager of Vigilante Electric Cooperative (VEC). Having recently joined the team, I am enthused about the opportunity to work for this long-standing cooperative. 

VEC is committed to the communities we serve.  It is our mission to provide safe, reliable service at the lowest possible cost, while improving the quality of life in our communities.  As your new manager, it is my goal to continue to improve the exceptional service you are accustomed to.

Before stepping into this role, I was able to work for a couple of weeks with your former manager Rollie Miller.  He was very generous with advice and insight to help me get off to a great start.  The employee group at Vigilante is excellent and they have been nothing but welcoming.

I have more than two decades of experience with cooperative utilities.  Recently, I was the engineering and operations manager for United Electric Co-op in Heyburn, Idaho.  I have managed employees and/or led teams for most of my career.  I have spent most of my life living and working in farming and ranching communities in Idaho.

My grandfather was an electrical lineman who worked for a cooperative.  He later became a manager for a small cooperative in my hometown.  Growing up, he taught me many things about electricity, construction, work ethics, and serving those in my community.  His guidance helped spark my interest in working in the electric industry and guided my decision to pursue a degree in the field of electrical engineering at the University of Idaho.

I have spent the past couple of months touring the service territory of the cooperative.  What a beautiful part of Montana we all get to enjoy.  Outside of the natural beauty, the communities are full of friendly and kind people.  I am looking forward to learning the area better and meeting the good people we serve.

There are many challenges ahead that electric utilities will be facing: increasing demand on the grid, lack of reliable power sources, regulations, and increased rate pressure, just to name a few.  As your manager, I will give my best effort to help our utility overcome these challenges. Thank you for your continued support and involvement in Vigilante Electric Cooperative. Together, I am confident that we can achieve remarkable things.

Trevor Parke

General Manager


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