(August 5, 2019) DREMC Director voting for Zone 5 including Marshall and Giles counties will begin Monday, August 12.
The DREMC Nominating Committee has named incumbent John Moses as a candidate, and R. L. Williams has submitted a petition to also have his name added to the ballot. Only co-op members holding a membership in Marshall or Giles counties may cast ballots.
Consumer-members are encouraged to cast their ballots at the voting machines located in the lobbies of the Lewisburg and Chapel Hill offices beginning Monday, August 12. Hours of voting are: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p. m.; Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Four sitting directors were unopposed in this election cycle. They include Baxter White, Zone 1 (Coffee and Warren counties); Laura Willis, Zone 2 (Franklin County – University of the South); Buford Jennings, Zone 3, (Moore and Lincoln counties); and Dana Salters, Zone 6 (Maury, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis and Williamson counties).
Election results will be announced Saturday, August 17 during the 2019 Duck River EMC Annual Membership Meeting at the Franklin County High School. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the business session scheduled for 9:30 a.m.
The first 300 co-op members to register will receive special attendance prizes. DREMC employees will be on hand to assist with energy efficiency questions and provide other information related to the cooperative. This year’s grand prize is a portable generator.
“One of the seven cooperative principles is democratic member control. It is important for our consumer-members to actively participate in the cooperative, and by attending the annual meeting they will be informed of the financial condition of the cooperative, hear project reports and learn of plans for the coming year,” said Interim DREMC President and CEO Charles McDonald.
Duck River EMC, a Touchstone Energy® cooperative, is a not-for-profit, member owned organization providing electric and other services to more than 76,500 homes and businesses in southern Middle Tennessee. Duck River EMC serves an area of approximately 2,500 square miles in Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marion, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Rutherford, and Williamson counties in southern Middle Tennessee.