Cooperatives are not-for-profit, democratic organizations controlled by their members. The members actively participate in setting policies and making decisions through election of member representatives who sit on the Piedmont Electric Board of Directors. The board represents the membership by directing and working closely with the staff of the cooperative to guide the business decisions of the co-op.
What is the Annual Meeting?
Every year we hold our Annual Meeting on the third Friday of April. Our Annual Meeting is virtual and can be watched live on Facebook. The meeting gives members an opportunity to learn about the cooperative’s business from the previous year, complete with an update on how their money was spent. This meeting also announces the board members who were elected by members to serve a three-year term on the board.
Join our livestream!
You can watch our 2023 annual meeting live by visiting Facebook.com/PiedmontEMC on April 21 at 10 a.m. After the meeting, the video will remain on our Facebook page and will be posted on our website for you to watch at your convenience.
You can also find the minutes and video of the 2022 annual meeting posted on our website using the links below.
Our goal is to make your experiences with our cooperative as easy and convenient as possible. That’s why we look for ways for you to interact with Piedmont Electric, whether it’s paying your bill online or reporting an outage from your phone.
Over the past few years, we’ve started using more technology to make things easier for you as a member. That includes online and mail-in voting as well as hosting a livestream of our annual meeting on Facebook which is also posted on our website so you can watch based on your schedule.
We hope this makes it easier for you to let your voice be heard by voting in our board of directors election and for you to stay updated on the latest news from your co-op. We look forward to seeing you on the livestream. As always, we thank you for being a member of Piedmont Electric!
Stephen B. Hamlin, President & General Manager