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MEC Director Fletcher Jones Receives Certification



CHASE CITY--Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) Board Member Fletcher B. Jones has earned his Director Gold Certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) in Arlington, Va. To earn Director Gold, electric cooperative directors must first earn NRECA’s Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD) and the Board Leadership Certificate (BLC). The Director Gold status demonstrates, to cooperative members and other stakeholders, the ongoing director commitment to enhance industry knowledge and to perform fiduciary duty proficiently.

MEC President & CEO John C. Lee, Jr., recognized Jones’ accomplishment recently at MEC’s monthly board meeting held in Chase City, and he presented the Director Gold Certificate and lapel pin to Jones in the presence of MEC’s board and staff.


“Director Gold is a new NRECA certificate program geared toward directors who are committed to continuing their education beyond CCD and BLC,” explains Lee, “and this program further recognizes a director’s desire to advance his knowledge as an experienced member of the Cooperative’s Board.”  He continues, “Bob is the first member of our board to receive this distinction, and we commend him. MEC’s board members work diligently on behalf of MEC members, and they are dedicated to being the best they can be and willingly dedicate their time to achieve that goal.”


Demonstrating remarkable devotion to Cooperative members, Jones has served on the MEC board for 30 years and represents members around Rehoboth, Traffic, Palmer Springs, Smith Store, Keats, Paschall, Eppes Fork, Phillis, Antlers, Muck Cross, Callahan’s Corner, Norvelle and Finchley. In connection with MEC, he also serves on the board of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives.  He and his wife, Robin, live in the Palmer Springs area where he also serves as president of the Palmer Springs Volunteer Fire Department.  He is employed with Watkins Insurance Agency in South Hill and holds multiple certifications as an experienced insurance provider. 


About VMDAEC:  Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives is the trade association for Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative and 14 other consumer-owned not-for-profit electric distribution cooperatives that serve Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.  The Glen Allen, Va.-based Association provides its member cooperatives with employee, director, and safety education and training, government relations and legislative support, and communications services, including the publishing of Cooperative Living magazine.  For more information, visit www.vmdaec.com or  www.co-opliving.com.


About NRECA: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization representing the nation’s 905 consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives, which provide electric service to 42 million people in 47 states. For more information, go to www.nreca.coop.


About MEC: Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative is the not-for-profit consumer-owned energy provider to over 31,000 homes, farms and businesses located in portions of the Virginia counties of Brunswick, Charlotte, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Pittsylvania, Southampton and Sussex  and the North Carolina counties of Granville, Person, Northampton, Vance and Warren. It is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, headquartered in Chase City with district offices in Gretna, Emporia and Chase City.








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