Members enjoy in-person Annual Meeting

Posted: July 29, 2021

More than 800 members and guests attended Habersham EMC’s 83rd Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 15th at the Habersham Ninth Grade Academy. Attendees enjoyed a barbecue meal, health fair, informational booths, and entertainment by Brian Free & Assurance.

HEMC President and CEO Bryan Ferguson focused on the cooperative’s Top 5 Keys to Success in his report: safety, customer service, enterprise initiatives, people, and teamwork. These organizational foundations will shape the future of the cooperative. He also announced a proactive approach to avoid outages and increase reliability through the use of technology. In addition, Ferguson expressed a renewed commitment to community involvement.

Jeff Herrin, Kenneth McEntire, and David Foster were elected to the Board of Directors. The Board met immediately following the Business Session and elected the following officers: David Wall, Chairman; Dustin Hulsey, Vice-Chairman; and Billy Cantrell, Secretary/Treasurer.

All members who registered to vote in the Board of Directors election were entered into the door prize drawings. Members who voted absentee were eligible to win a $300 grand prize and those who voted at the meeting were entered into a drawing for a $1,000 grand prize. Ronald Parham of Cornelia and David Little of Sautee were the grand prize winners.

Election Results: 

Habersham EMC members elected Jeff Herrin, Kenneth McEntire, and David Foster to the Board of Directors. In the only contested election, Kenneth McEntire received 452 votes, David Foster received 437 votes, Shad Hill received 249 votes and Gloria Camp received 177 votes. Jeff Herrin was elected unopposed with 670 votes.

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Habersham EMC, an electric cooperative based in Clarkesville, Georgia, serves more than 26,000 members with 3,800 miles of line in six counties of Northeast Georgia. Founded in 1938, HEMC strives to be the premiere utility service provider, enhancing the lives within our reach.