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MEC Employee Priscilla Lawson Receives National Recognition


Chase City – Priscilla Lawson, communications specialist for Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC),  recently received notification that she has met the requirements to become a Certified Cooperative Communicator (CCC). This recognition as a professional communicator is from a national program offered by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators, which is affiliated with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).


In order to become certified, Lawson submitted a portfolio of her work, which was reviewed by an independent communications professional who has earned the CCC credential.  In addition to qualifying in the portfolio review, she passed a rigorous four-hour examination.


 Lawson has been employed at Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative over 16 years and works from the headquarters office in Chase City. She represents the not-for-profit organization at various chambers of commerce meetings and serves on the board of the Chase City Chamber.  She attends various educational functions and community activities and also maintains the Cooperative’s social media.  


“Earning this recognition is truly an honor,” she comments. “I take great pride in serving the Members of this Cooperative, and I am grateful to work for an organization that supports the continuing education and development of its employees. Earning the CCC credential has helped me to gain valuable knowledge that will allow me to more capably serve this great organization and its Members.”


MEC President and CEO John C. Lee, Jr., commendably states, “To those who have worked with Priscilla, this recognition will come as no surprise. She is a highly capable, strongly motivated person who sets her sights squarely on a goal and then goes about doing whatever is necessary to reach it. We are very proud of this accomplishment as it focuses her considerable talents on effectively and openly communicating with our Members which is a high priority here at MEC, and this certification verifies that she is among the nation’s best at doing so.”


 Since 1985, more than 300 electric cooperative communicators have attained CCC status.  The CCC Program is entirely voluntary and was created to strengthen and enrich the professional skills and abilities of electric co-op communicators and to help them successfully fill their crucial roles in ensuring the best possible future for electric cooperatives.  This is done through the establishment of professional development goals, identification of a body of knowledge and skills necessary to the practice of electric co-op communication, and recognition of those individuals who have demonstrated a professional level of excellence.


The program is governed by the CCC Program board of directors,  and board members are responsible for setting policy and program guidelines. NRECA staff administers the program.

NRECA is the national service organization for Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative and more than 900 other not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives and public power districts. It provides retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states, and retail sales account for approximately 12 percent of total electricity sales in the United States.

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative is the Member-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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