We had a record number of 4,375 registered members at this year’s annual meeting. Thank you for coming to support your co-op, exercise the value of your membership by voting on your board of directors and bylaws and for helping us celebrate our 80th year. The bylaw amendments passed, and you elected the following candidates to serve on your board of trustees:
District 1: Tom Settlemyre
District 2: E. Jack Cornwell
District 3: Richard M. Roach
District 4: Scott Good
District 5: Carolyn Hicks Boyd
District 8: Tommie Bratton
The amended bylaws can be found online here, along with the new trustee district map.
Here at YEC, we have locals looking out for you. We are committed to providing our members with reliable, safe and affordable energy. Over the past 10 years, we have not increased electric rates and, in 2021, your board of trustees voted to decrease rates. We do not expect an increase for the next two years.
This year marked a record low number of power outages. Part of this record success in reliability is because we now have over half of our distribution lines underground. We also just energized the new Aycock School Substation, which should greatly improve reliability for our members in Bullock Creek, McConnells and southern York County.
As we have previously discussed, we will be partnering with Comporium to offer high-speed internet to more than 5,000 members in western York County and parts of Cherokee County. We have built three miles of fiber so far and will continue working to bring this necessary service to those who are unserved in our territory. Please look for more information in the coming months about how you can sign up.
Together, we will continue working for you to keep rates down, rebate checks large, electric service reliability excellent and quality of life high for our members. Your cooperative is in great shape.
President and Chief Executive Officer
For the low cost of $1.50, you can take your statement into several local stores, including 7-Eleven, Dollar General, CVS, Walgreens, Family Dollar or any location displaying the corresponding green ice cream cone logo, to make a payment. Your payment will post immediately to your YEC account. Try our new PayGo feature today!
YEC members will no longer be able to pay at the remote pay station in Comporium’s office on Cherry Road after June 30, 2021.