Taylor Says Farewell after Seventeen Years on CFU Board
on Thursday, July 25, 2019
Pam Taylor will say farewell in August after serving on the CFU Board of Trustees for 17 years.
Always an active member of the community, Pam owned and operated the Taylor Veterinary Hospital downtown Cedar Falls with her husband, Jim, for 33 years and has served on the Board of Community Main Street, Cedar Trails Patrol, E-Government Task Force and the Cedar Falls Cable Commission.
Pam was appointed to her role in September 2002. She always had a positive impression of CFU and was excited for both the challenge and opportunity to make an impact in the lives of Cedar Falls residents.
“What we do affects everyone in Cedar Falls which is really different than anything else you could be involved in. There is a lot of pressure to do it right but at the same time there is a lot of reward working with a great organization that is doing excellent work,” says Pam.
Pam has been an integral part of many CFU improvements and community milestones during her tenure. These include the decision to move significant portions of the electric distribution system underground to improve reliability, bring fiber optic services to every home and business and pay off all debt of the communications utility. Pam also helped to draft the first CFU strategic plan, mission and vision statements, core values and customer survey.
Pam has been proud of the work accomplished and the benefit it has had to the community. “If you could say one thing about Cedar Falls that’s really great and that is great for everybody, it is CFU. How cool is it to be involved in that," says Pam. “It has been a privilege and a pleasure.”
“We at CFU, and our whole community, have been so fortunate to have Pam serve on our Board,” says Steve Bernard, General Manager. “She has been incredibly committed to Cedar Falls and CFU. Anyone who knows Pam is aware that she is passionate about her service and fully engaged. Pam always assisted at every CFU public event – whether it be an Energy Fair, CFU Day at the Farmers Market, or Watch Parties in the UNI-Dome. Pam and her husband Jim were always there to help! We have benefited from her financial expertise, her leadership, support, guidance and sound decision-making, and her work has clearly made CFU better.”
Pam plans to continue to serve the community through her roles in Community Main Street, Cedar Trails Patrol and her church. She’s also looking forward to spending more time with her family which includes three sons and seven grandchildren.