• Dear Members:

    I would like to welcome you, members of Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative Inc., to the 78th annual meeting.

    The evening starts at 5 p.m. with dinner catered by Longhorn BBQ, a health fair and time to visit with friends. The business meeting will be called to order at 6:30 p.m. The meeting’s notice, agenda and your registration card are inside the September issue of the Ruralite magazine.

    At the meeting, you will have the opportunity to vote in a person for trustees from four of the nine districts. Below are the incumbents:

    • District No. 2: Ralph Rise
    • Buffy Nicholson (by Petition)
    • District No. 4: Pete Palmer
    • District No. 5: Monte Joseph
    • District No. 8: Albert Preugschat

    Highlights of the meeting will include many door prizes (must be present to win), reports from the board president and auditor, and 4-H awards to area youth. During the business meeting, a movie for children younger than 12 will be shown in the school library and prizes will be awarded.

    Please join our staff and your board of trustees for a fun and informative evening. We are committed to ensuring you continue to receive affordable, reliable power and the highest level of member service.

    See you at the meeting.


    Ralph Rise

    Notice of recommended bylaw change (PDF)
    Notice to Members (PDF)

    Journeyman Lineman Position Available

    Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. is currently accepting applications for the position of Journeyman Lineman. This is a full time union position and requires performance of all responsibilities required of a Journeyman Lineman. Nespelem Valley Electric offers a very competitive compensation package that includes a defined benefit pension program, 401(k), full medical, dental and vision coverage, paid vacations and sick leave, disability programs and more.

    Find out more about the position here: Journeyman Lineman Job Description

    Apply for the position using this form: NVEC Employment Application

    Please also include: Standard Disclosure for Consumer Report

    Welcome to Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative!

    We are delighted that you have taken the opportunity to visit with your member-owned, rural electric cooperative today. Throughout this site you will find helpful information about our elected trustees and staff members; who to contact with questions you might have; the history and mission of our electric co-op; the issues we are following; and, special programs we offer to you, our members.

    Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. is located 15 miles north of the Grand Coulee Dam and 35 miles south of Omak. NVEC serves the western area of the Colville Indian Reservation in beautiful Okanogan County in sight of the Grand Coulee Dam and the Chief Joseph Dam near Bridgeport. We serve 1,500 customers and maintain over 400 miles of line.