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Larry Layman Receives Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate

 

Larry Layman, a member of the Board of Directors for  Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC), was recognized at  the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)  Region 1 and 4 meeting in Norfolk recently for his  commitment to education and his completion of the  Credentialed Cooperative Director program. A certificate was  presented to him in front of more than 800 electric  cooperative officials from Virginia, Maryland, Delaware,  Indiana, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New  York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and West  Virginia.

Today’s complex electric utility environment imposes new demands on electric cooperative directors, particularly increased knowledge of changes in the electric utility business, new governance skills and a working knowledge of the cooperative principles.

NRECA, the national service organization for the nation’s more than 900 electric cooperatives, provides various levels of training for directors. The NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) program requires attendance and a demonstrated understanding of the basic competencies contained in five core courses:
• Director Duties and Liabilities
• Understanding the Electric Business
• Board Roles and Relationships
• Strategic Planning
• Financial Decision Making

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative works through NRECA to sharpen this body of knowledge for the benefit of its electric cooperative members. Layman has served on the MEC Board of Directors since June of 2012 and is director of District #4, which is north of Halifax. This district includes areas around Whitesville, Crystal Hill and Mt. Laurel.

Layman received additional recognition for his recent achievement from Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s chairman of the board, David Jones. At the monthly board meeting in September in the presence of the other 10 board members and MEC staff members, Jones thanked Layman for his ongoing commitment to education and training.

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative is the not-for-profit consumer-owned energy provider to over 31,000 services located in portions of the counties of Brunswick, Charlotte, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Pittsylvania, Southampton and Sussex. It is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, headquartered in Chase City with district offices in Emporia, Chase City, and Gretna.

 

 
 
 

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