Sam Bruce, a Staple in the VMD Training Program, Retires

If you have taken a class at the Association in the past 11 years or so, there is a good chance that Sam Bruce was your facilitator. Sam Bruce, master professional career advisor, owner and president of Sapient Business Solutions, and a career management advocate to...

VMD Co-ops Play Key Role in NRECA Regional Meeting

NRECA held its Regions 1&4 meeting on Sept. 6-8 in Indianapolis. Reported attendance was more than 1,200 participants, which was twice as much as the 2021 meeting at National Harbor, Md. The VMD cooperatives were well represented. John C. Lee Jr., president and...

Jim Guy Elected Air Board Chairman

The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board has voted to elect Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative General Counsel James P. Guy II to serve as its new chairman. “I am honored by the confidence placed in me by my fellow board members. I look forward to working to serving the...

VMDAEC Welcomes New Testing Technician

Please join us in welcoming Ben Arthur to the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware electric cooperative family. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran will serve the Association and its member co-ops in the role of mobile electrical technician as testing services continue to grow....

Cooperative Living Writer Wins Awards

Congratulations are in order for Amanda S. Creasey, the outdoors writer for Cooperative Living magazine. Two of the pieces she authored for Cooperative Living have been recognized in the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association Excellence-in-Craft contest. "The Longest...

Nominations Are in Order

We’re soliciting nominations for some extraordinary people.  The Good Samaritan Award honors exceptional individuals from Maryland, Virginia and Delaware who have provided exceptional service to others so extraordinary that it is worthy of this award, even if...

Firefly Part of $288 Million Broadband Project

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission has signed a contract with the Department of Housing and Community Development, launching a $288 million construction project that will provide access to affordable, reliable, high-speed fiber internet to more than...

Directors Reelected at ANEC Annual Meeting

A&N Electric Cooperative members elected two of their peers to serve on the cooperative’s board of directors during its 82nd Annual Meeting, held on Aug. 25. More than 1,600 cooperative members participated in this year’s election of directors through designated...

Rep. Wittman Meets with Co-op Officials

The VMD Association was pleased to host U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman for an informative meeting on Sept. 9 at association headquarters in Glen Allen, Va. Wittman, who has represented Virginia’s redrawn 1st District since 2007, is familiar with the co-op business model and...

REC Hosts Successful 2022 Annual Meeting

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative member-owners selected three of their peers to serve on REC's board of directors. More than 15,000 people returned their proxy designation cards or participated in the virtual Annual Meeting, which was held Aug. 10. • In Region I,...