Valley REC Members Elect New Directors At Annual Meeting
The 592 voting members in attendance at Valley Rural Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting Friday, April 12, at Huntingdon Area High School elected two new directors and one incumbent director to represent the utility’s nearly 22,000 consumers.
Chosen to serve on the co-op’s board of directors for a 3-year term were: District 7 – Gregory Henry, Hustontown; District 8 – Linda J. McMath, Shade Gap; and District 9 – Cindy Bigelow of Williamsburg.
Incumbent David Wright of Needmore, ran against Henry, and incumbent Earl Parsons of Blairs Mills, ran against Mc- Math. Bigelow ran unopposed on the ballot.
Valley REC board chairman James R. Stauffer of McVeytown, Mifflin County, presided over the meeting, which drew a crowd of about 1,000. He and valley President and CEO Wayne F. Miller presented reports on how technological innovations are impacting the coop’s operating efficiencies and service reliability and the role members play as owners of the cooperative.
Board Chairman James Stauffer followed Miller’s speech with comments about the term “the cooperative advantage” and what it means to co-op members.
In addition, meeting attendees who brought with them spent compact fluorescent light bulbs had cooperative staff properly dispose of them.
Valley Rural Electric is a member-owned cooperative providing electric service to consumers in eight counties of southcentral Pennsylvania, including Bedford, Blair, Centre, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata and Mifflin.