Association Hosts Forum About New Fiber Training

S&N Communications joined VMDAEC and its member co-ops for an informational meeting about the Association’s newest offering through its training facility — a fiber technician apprenticeship program. Senior Director of Fiber Services Andy Gibson led the discussion...

Human Resources Roundtable Coming in February

VMDAEC will host its annual HR Roundtable for member cooperative human resources professionals Feb. 8-9 at the Association’s headquarters in Glen Allen, Va. Registration will open after Jan. 1. An email will be sent with a registration link and instructions. For...

Electric Cooperatives Introduce More Young Women to the Industry

Young women throughout Virginia challenged their determination to reach new heights at this year’s Girl Power Camp, hosted by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, its member cooperatives and generous partners. On Dec. 2, several...

Yingling named DEC Vice President of Member Services

Kevin Yingling has been promoted to Vice President of Member Services at Delaware Electric Cooperative. He previously served as manager of member services and has been with the Cooperative for 14 years.   Yingling began his career at DEC as the business...

Cooperatives Team Up to Help Families Fighting Pediatric Cancer

Emotions ranging from tears to laughter spanned the two hours that 20 employees of Community Electric Cooperative and Prince George Electric Cooperative devoted last week to a “Ready Bag Packing Party” held to support families whose children are afflicted with cancer....

Association to Host Legislative Day

Your Government Affairs team invites you to register for the 2023 Legislative Day in Richmond. Legislative Day will be held on Jan. 23-24 at the Hilton Downtown Hotel. This year’s event will feature the return of a legislative reception for co-op representatives and...

Learning to Fly

An initiative started at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative prior to the pandemic has resulted in nearly 70 trained and/or soon-to-be unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) operators. Thanks to training provided by Sentinel Robotic Solutions, REC personnel in the Substation,...

Rob Book Named CEO of Delaware Electric Cooperative

Delaware Electric Cooperative has named Rob Book acting president and chief executive officer. Book was selected for the top job by the Co-op’s board of directors in November. He previously served as the senior vice president of member services at the Greenwood-based...

Electric Cooperatives Introduce More Young Women to the Industry

Young women throughout Virginia challenged their determination to reach new heights at this year’s Girl Power Camp, hosted by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, its member cooperatives and generous partners. On Dec. 2, several...

VMDAEC Welcomes Three to Co-op Family

The Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives welcomes three new employees to its co-op family. Effective Nov. 21, Rachael Freeman joins the Association as the safety and training coordinator. She’ll provide administrative support to the...