The Annual Meeting of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives is the highlight of the calendar for cooperative leaders in our three-state region. Held every year at rotating venues, it’s an opportunity for cooperative managers, directors and key staff members to share best practices, review critical issues and help set a forward-thinking agenda for our industry. The meeting is always marked by the election of new officers for the association and the presentation of awards to those who have served their members long and well. 

If you have any questions please contact Brandon Burton

Final guarantee numbers will be due no later than July 11, 2022 

Special Note: There are attrition fees absorbed by the Association for last minute cancellations and no-shows. If you must cancel, please do so at least 7 days prior to date of arrival.


A room block has been reserved at The Omni Homestead as follows:

  • Room Rate: $229.00
    • Block rate 3-days pre and post meeting, based on availability
  • Reservation requires one night’s advance deposit or credit card guarantee
  • Resort Fee: $30 per room, per night
    • Includes fitness room and indoor pool, family pool complex, in-room coffee, nightly movies, southern social hour and internet
  • Check–in is after 4:00 pm and check-out is before 11:00 am
  • All cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to date of arrival to receive refund of deposit
  • Parking – $10 for valet or self-parking
  • Address – 7696 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, VA 24445
  • Deadline to make reservations is Friday, June 24, 2022


Additional options:

Vine Cottage Inn
A distinctive bed and breakfast in Hot Spring providing warmth of a true country inn for more than 115 years! Walking distance to the Omni Homestead.
7402 Sam Snead Hwy,
Hot Springs, VA 24445

The Inn at Gristmill Square
The Inn offers has lovely historic buildings and an elegant restaurant and pub house in a converted mill. Located 5 miles from the Omni Homestead.
118 Old Germantown Road,
Warm Springs, VA 24484

The Inn at Warm Springs
The rooms are individually decorated and designed with no two rooms furnished the same way. Located 5 miles from the Omni Homestead.
12968 Sam Snead Hwy,
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Hampton Inn Covington
Located off I-64 and approximately 30 minutes from the Omni Homestead.
701 Carlyle Street,
Covington, VA 24426


Awards Luncheon

The tradition of celebrating the electric cooperatives family in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, and regularly calling attention to outstanding individuals through our awards program, continues with a Celebration Luncheon on Monday, July 25.



Golf Tournament

The Association’s 40th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, July 24 at The Homestead’s Cascades Course featured in Golfweek’s Best 2021 Resort Golf Courses. Check-in at 9:00 am and enjoy the driving range before the tournament begins at 11:00 am with a shotgun start. Prepayment of the $200 golf fee is required and includes green fees, cart and practice balls. Space is limited.

Mulligan proceeds benefit the Association’s Education Scholarship Foundation.


Vendor Expo

For the first time at an annual meeting, we will include a small vendor expo. Limited to ten tables, we will have a time for attendees to visit associate members. The cost is $2,500 and open to the first ten companies to email Brandon Burton.


We appreciate the support of our associate members. We have open sponsorship opportunities available for our annual meeting. If you would like to sponsor an event at our annual meeting, contact Brandon Burton.

Foundation Fundraiser

We are looking for ideas for auction items for our Foundation Fundraiser Monday night. If you have ideas and/or donations, please contact Phyllis Long.

Future Meeting Dates


September 6 – 8 Regional Meetings 1 & 4 J. W. Marriott Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
September 25 – 27 CEO Advisory Meeting Omni Bedford Springs Resort Bedford, PA
September 26 – 28 C.R.A.F.T. Conference Hilton Va Beach Oceanfront Virginia Beach, VA
October 24 – 25 Board Budget Meeting & Director Education The Crossings Glen Allen, VA



  • In accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we invite all registrants to advise us of any disability and any requests for accommodation to that disability. Please submit your request to Phyllis Long in advance of the program you wish to attend.
  • Dress attire for events is as follows:
    • Sunday hospitality – resort casual
    • Business sessions – business casual
    • Monday hospitality & dinner – resort casual



Brandon Burton


Phyllis Long


Tommy Campbell


Merril Hoge

Retired NFL Running Back,
Former ESPN Analyst and Author




July 24


11:00 am 40th Annual Golf Tournament – Homestead Cascades Course
3:00 pm Registration Desk Opens
5:30 – 6:30 pm Welcome Hospitality – Hosted by our Associate Members
  Dinner on Your Own


July 25

7:00 am Registration Desk Opens
7:00–8:00 am Group Breakfast – Hosted by Federated RE Insurance & Homestead Funds 
7:00–8:00 am Governmental Affairs Committee Breakfast Meeting 
7:00–8:00 am Attorney’s Breakfast
7:00–10:00 am Vendor Expo
8:00–9:45 am VMDAEC Annual Members Meeting & Board of Directors Meeting
10:00-10:55 am First General Session: Powering Past Adversity! – Merril Hodge – Sponsored by Altec and CFC
11:00-12:00 pm Second General Session: Powering Toward Solutions! – Guest Panel
12:15-1:30 pm Awards Luncheon – Honoring Electric Cooperative Leaders
1:30-3:30 pm Vendor Expo
3:30-5:45 pm Adjourn/Free Time to Enjoy the Homestead!
5:45-6:30 pm Reception
6:30-8:00 pm Dinner and Foundation Fundraiser


July 26

7:15-8:15 am Breakfast – Sponsored by ODEC 
8:30-10:45 am Old Dominion Electric Cooperative Annual Members Meeting & Board of Directors Meeting 
11:00 am RHI Annual Meeting & Board of Directors Meeting

Local Restaurants

Jefferson’s Restaurant
Dinner 5 – 9 pm
Reservations available via Open Table
The Dining Room – Breakfast 7:30 – 10 am
Jefferson’s Taproom – Lunch & Dinner 11:30 am – 11 pm
On-site at the Homestead Resort


Sam Snead Tavern
Dinner served until 4 pm
Reservations available via Open Table
2849 Main St.,
Hot Springs, VA 24445


Les Cochons d’Or
Dinner 5:30 – 9 pm
Reservations available on their website
2829 Main St.,
Hot Springs, VA 24445


Waterwheel Restaurant
Dinner 5 – 8 pm,
5 miles from the Homestead Reservations available via Open Table
118 Old Germantown Rd.,
Warm Springs, VA 24484


The Tavern at the Inn at Warm Springs
Dinner 5 – 9 pm,
5 miles from the Homestead
12968 Sam Snead Hwy.,
Warm Springs, VA 24484


Bacova Beer Company
Dinner 5 – 8 pm,
half a mile from the Homestead
2814 Main St.,
Hot Springs, VA 24445
Casual Dining