NNEC members elected three of their peers to serve on the NNEC Board of Directors. This year’s election occurred at the co-op’s 86th Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 25. More than 1,000 members participated virtually and voted by returning their proxy designation cards.
- Jason C. Kenner was reelected to represent Lancaster County
- Hunter R. Greenlaw Jr. was reelected to represent Stafford County
- James A. Wise was reelected to represent Westmoreland County
Hunter Greenlaw, chairman of NNEC’s board, expressed gratitude to the dedicated employees of NNEC, including leadership.
“Leadership is made up of great staff and teams, and they are led by an innovative, smart leader who is a guide behind the lines and who empowers team members to be creative and to instill a drive for each member to achieve their best, which makes the entire team a success.”
Also at the Annual Meeting, NNEC President and CEO Brad Hicks provided an update on the co-op’s challenges and successes from 2022, which included:
- Supply chain crisis impacting the delivery of critically needed equipment for more than 18 months;
- Enacting a capital retirement to its members totaling more than $1,000,000; and
- Maintaining the co-op’s excellent reliability rate of over 99%.
“Over the last year, our team has continued to deliver incredible member service and exceptional reliability despite supply chain threats,” Hicks said. “In 2022, we asked [our membership] how we were doing, and you gave us an American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) score of 84. This score puts NNEC as one of the top utilities in the United States. We are proud of this score, and we are proud to serve you, but we are not going to stop improving. Community involvement and investment are critical to accomplishing our mission of improving the quality of life in our communities.”
He noted that the co-op is making progress on the continued mission to improve the quality of life in our communities.
- Near completion of the make-ready construction supporting the Northern Neck Broadband Project to deliver fiber to unserved areas throughout the Northern Neck;
- Employees volunteering over $10,000 and 400 hours in our communities;
- Establishing a new scholarship in memory of Randall “Randy” J. Thompson Jr.; and
- Launching a new website and account management app, coNNECt, giving members even more control of your account and access to enhanced energy usage and outage information.
“In each of these cases, we are making significant progress on our mission to improve the quality of life in our communities, we are not going to stop improving,” said Hicks, “We will continue to improve reliability, maintain safety, and help you and our community because NNEC is committed to you, our members, and we will work each and every day to better serve you.”
– Report by Kyle Allwine, Manager of Public Relations, Northern Neck Electric Cooperative.