Concern for Community
MLEC Contributes Funding to City and County Emergency Services
(July 11, 2023) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative continues its community support by contributing $2,500 to local organizations in Hickman County.
Each year, MLEC Board Directors support non-profits, civic groups or volunteer efforts that directly impact our members. This year, Hickman County Directors Johnnie Ruth Elrod, Zack Hutchens and Wayne Qualls donated $1,250 to the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department as well as the Hickman County Rescue Squad.
On June 16th, Board directors met with fire and rescue leaders to present the donations. District Manager Matthew Chessor also joined board directors in presenting the funds.
“As an electric cooperative, supporting local organizations is one of many responsibilities we have to support our members,” MLEC CEO and President Keith Carnahan said. “Through these funds, it is MLEC’s hope that we move our communities forward by contributing to the operations of fire and rescue services.”
The donations are a part of MLEC’s seven cooperative principles. One of those is “Concern for Community” which calls for MLEC to work towards the sustainable development of their communities through policies supported by the membership. The contributions are one of many examples of how board directors and co-op employees practice this belief.
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Pictured from left to right: MLEC District Manager Matthew Chessor, MLEC Directors Dr. Zack Hutchens and Wayne Qualls; Rescue Squad Chief Toby Warren, and Operation Officer Clyde Sunder; and MLEC Director Johnnie Ruth Elrod.
Pictured from left to right: MLEC Directors Wayne Qualls and Johnnie Ruth Elrod; Centerville Firefighters Charles Horner, Marvin Dorton, Kyle Labore, Jason Dotson, Centerville Fire Captain Greg Johnston and granddaughter Tinslee, and Firefighter McKale Baltz; MLEC Director Dr. Zack Hutchens, and District Manager Matthew Chessor.
Board directors representing Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry Counties also support their members through similar contributions.
MLEC is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility serving more than 35,000 meters in Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry counties. We connect our communities to a better quality of life through power, broadband and committed service. Learn more at www.mlec.com.
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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.