2019 Gaff-n-Go

MEC Places in Events at Regional Competition


More competitors, more vendors, a bigger awards banquet and even more grillers ­— just about everything about the 17th annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s and Equipment Operator’s Rodeo set a record.

MEC Donates truck to SVCC

Thanks to Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC), the automotive program at Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) now has a 2004 GMC truck to assist with training of future technicians. According to Jeremy Parenti, the lead instructor, "The donation of this truck helps to round out our fleet of vehicles allowing our students to have hands-on training in a variety of vehicle types." Pictured are MEC employees delivering the truck and keys to

Mecklenburg County resident receives the Electric Cooperatives’ Good Samaritan Award

C. Franklin Dover, Jr., a retired educational administrator and member of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC), has earned the 2019 Good Samaritan Award presented by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC).

Given to an individual whose body of good work has been so selfless and life-changing to others that it is held up as a “gold standard” of community service, the award was presented to Dover on December 6 in a surprise ceremony held during the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Social in Clarksville, Va.

Official Notice

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) and EMPOWER Broadband, in conjunction with Halifax County, are preparing an application to the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) Grant Funding to extend high-speed broadband to two areas: from Meadville to the County line along Highway 57 and also along Alphonse Dairy Road. Approximately, 217 premises will be served with fiber-optic cable.


MEC Line Workers Receive Distinction of International Competition

Following yet another great showing at the regional Gaff-N-Go Rodeo held earlier this year, four line workers from Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) earned, once again, the opportunity to compete in the Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas. This event attracts the best line technicians, ground technicians, and apprentices from across the United States and around the world, as they display their skills before thousands of spectators.

MEC Selects Vice President of Finance and Accounting

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Carol Ann Jones to the position of vice president of finance and accounting. She will be responsible for all financial and accounting processes at the Cooperative and managing the Finance and Accounting Department to provide reliable and timely financial reporting and statistical information. Her responsibilities also include ensuring the continuing strong fiscal health of the Cooperative.