Board members Gloria O’Steen, Mike Woods, of Rutherford County, Charles Bowman and Dan Smith gather after winning re-election to their seats on Aug. 10, 2013, during a meeting in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Photo submitted)
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation members re-elected four incumbents to the board of directors during the cooperative’s annual meeting, held Aug. 10 at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro.
“Since no director or nominating committee petitions were submitted before the deadline,” MTEMC President Chris Jones said, “there were no contested elections this year. This eliminated the need for voting by machine both in the district offices the week prior to the annual meeting and at the annual meeting.”
Members re-elected four incumbents to their board of directors seats. Incumbents Gloria O’Steen, of Williamson County who represents District 1, Wilson County resident Dan Smith, who represents District 4, and Charles Bowman, of Cannon County, won re-election.
In addition, Rutherford County resident Mike Woods, who represents District 2, was also re-elected.
All board members serve rotating three-year terms.
This year’s candidates were confirmed by a voice vote from the membership during the business meeting.
In an organizational meeting following the voting, the board re-elected Gordon Bone as chairman, Will Jordan, of Rutherford County, as vice chairman and Woods as secretary-treasurer.
The membership was also treated to a new Miss Middle Tennessee Electric 2013.
Brooke Woodson, the daughter of Kevin and Mary Woodson, of Rockvale, was crowned at the annual meeting.
For winning, Woodson received her choice of $1,000 cash or a free trip to Washington, D.C., valued at approximately $1,200, as part of the 2013 National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour. The Rockvale FCE Club sponsored her.
First alternate in the contest was Emilie Prindiville, daughter of Michael and Julie Prindiville, of Lebanon. She won $500.
Second alternate in the contest was Bailey Kay Allen, daughter of Gregg and B.J. Allen, of Lebanon. She won $200.
As part of its bylaws, MTEMC has held a member meetings every year since the nonprofit cooperative was organized in 1936. The cooperative serves approximately 195,000 members in Cannon, Rutherford, Williamson, Wilson and surrounding counties.