Middle Tennessee Electric displays members' democratic power at 2018 Annual Meeting
Middle Tennessee Electric members participated in the cooperative’s 82nd Annual Meeting at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro Hotel and Conference Center on August 25, 2018.
More than 1,500 people engaged with their local cooperative during the Annual Meeting like never before, by talking with MTEMC staff at booths, tables and spaces designed to engage members in conversations about various topics across the cooperative during the Annual Meeting Expo. The expo also gave members the opportunity to participate in a health fair and win a variety of door prizes. Don Strang, an MTEMC member in Rutherford County, won the grand prize – a used 2011 Ford Ranger that had been retired from the MTEMC fleet at the conclusion of the first Annual Meeting Expo.
Members re-elected Ann Little of Williamson County (District 1B), David A. Lee of Rutherford County (District 2B), Roy Tom Purkey of Wilson County (District 4A) and James E. Mills of Wilson County (District 4C) for the 2018-2021 board.
The 2018 Nominating Committee election resulted in W.J. “Joey” Davis, Donald Lampley and Juanita Patton from District 1 - Williamson County; Thomas “Teb” Batey II, Robert Mullins, and Jamey Faulkner from District 2 - Rutherford County; Jeanne Melton from District 3 - Cannon County; and Ken Howell, Zachary Butler and Quintin Smith from District 4 - Wilson County.
MTEMC board members serve rotating three-year terms, and the nominating committee is responsible for nominating next year’s board of director candidates.
In an organizational meeting following the Annual Meeting, the board re-elected Mike Woods of Rutherford County as chairman, Tom Purkey of Wilson County as vice chairman and Steve Seger of Williamson County as secretary-treasurer.
“I’ve never looked more forward to an Annual Meeting than this one,” MTEMC President and CEO Chris Jones said. “The democratic process of members electing those that represent and serve them is an important piece of who we are as a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative. It also had a different setup, which increased engagement with our members."
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative providing electricity to more than 225,000 residential and business accounts in Williamson, Wilson, Rutherford and Cannon counties.
For more information, please contact Middle Tennessee Electric's Vice President of Communications and Member Service Robert White at 615-494-1058.