Celebrating National Cooperative Month


(September 27, 2023) — October is National Cooperative Month, and as a part of the nationwide observance, Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative celebrates its commitment to members and the communities it serves.

“Playing a vital role in our communities while also providing safe, affordable, reliable power and broadband allows MLEC to be deeply entrenched in the districts we serve,” says MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan. “From energy programs to school support, MLEC is dedicated to connecting members through resources and opportunities.”

October also welcomes MLEC’s annual membership meetings happening throughout the month at local high schools. Dates are October 9 at Houston County High School; October 16 at Hickman County High School; October 17 at Waverly Central High School; October 19 at Lewis County High School (Informational only); and October 30 at Perry County High School.

Director candidates include – Hickman County: Incumbent Dr. Zachary Hutchens, MD; Perry County: Incumbent Tommy L. Graham; Humphreys County: Incumbent Jessie Wallace and Richard S. Welchans; and Houston County: Incumbent Cass S. Rye and Jeffrey S. Wells. In Humphreys and Houston Counties, registration and voting are from 5 – 7 p.m. Registration for other meetings begins at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are called to order at 7 p.m.

Those who attend have a chance to win a door prize listed:

  • Smokeless Fire Pit
  • 22-inch Blackstone Electric Grill
  • 50-inch 4k Smart TV (Donated by MLConnect)
  • Nashville Zoo Membership
  •  iRobot Roomba
  •  Bluetooth Speaker

Attendees also receive an MLEC weather station while supplies last.

MLEC is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that serves more than 34,500 meters in Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry counties. We are your source for power and broadband and help build brighter futures for the communities we serve. Learn more at www.mlec.com/about-mlec.

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