Rye Re-Elected


October 11, 2023) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s 2023 Houston County Membership Meeting was held October 9. Cass S. Rye (88 votes) was re-elected to the MLEC Board of Directors. Jeffrey S. Wells (4 votes) was also on the ballot. More than 150 people attended.

Sam Fussell, senior MLEC director for Houston County, called the meeting to order, and Lewis Moore served as temporary chairman and presided over the meeting held at Houston County High School. Houston County American Legion Post 137 presented colors for the Pledge of Allegiance, and Tennessee Ridge Baptist Church member Dennis Kirk lead the invocation. The event served as an opportunity for members to see MLEC’s 2023 Annual Report video, which highlighted service commitments, progress over the past year, reliability upgrade plans, community involvement, and a Meriwether Lewis Connect update.

The event also served as an opportunity to celebrate local Houston County students. MLEC poster contest winners received their prizes, and MLEC recognized Youth Leadership Summit student representative Karlie Medders and Washington Youth Tour delegate Taylor Carney. Houston County MLEC Director Sam Fussell was honored as well for 30 years of service.

Door prize winners were Bret Hadley – one-year membership to the Nashville Zoo; Gary Booker – bluetooth speaker; Charles Bateman – iRobot roomba vacuum/sweeper; Jessie Fussell – Blackstone electric grill; Andrea Dillard – outdoor smokeless firepit; and Betty Rye – 50-inch smart TV donated by MLConnect. All meeting attendees received an MLEC weather station.

“All of us at Meriwether Lewis thank the members for attending and participating in our Houston County membership meeting,” said MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan. “It is an honor to serve you with power and broadband. Every day we strive to deliver the essential services that make your life more comfortable.”

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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