Central Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting
2021 Annual Meeting Notice
Due to continued uncertainty regarding state regulations and concerns for everyone’s safety, CEC has again regretfully decided to cancel its traditional annual meeting and member appreciation event at Whitehall Camp and Conference Center. However, the director election and a nonpublic, annual business meeting will still take place.
Members will still receive a director election ballot in July. However, this ballot has again been expanded to allow for member participation within the respective areas of the normal business meeting.
To encourage members to participate, CEC will be giving away 20 $100 bill credits. Any member who submits a ballot (hard copy or digital) will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of the bill credits – the level at which you complete the ballot does not determine your eligibility, just that you submit it. The winners of the bill credits will be posted to CEC’s website after being announced at the end of the 2021 annual meeting.
The results from this ballot will be pronounced at the nonpublic, annual business meeting on Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at CEC’s headquarters in Parker. Detailed directions on completing the ballot and how to vote can be found on the ballot.
Additionally, if you have any questions you’d like addressed at the annual business meeting, please share them with CEC by clicking here.
It is out of an abundance of caution for the wellbeing of the cooperative’s members, that CEC has decided to hold the annual business meeting without the physical presence of the membership and is accommodating members’ participation with an expanded ballot. After the meeting, the results will be posted in the news section of this website. A recording of the meeting will also be available for members to view.
CEC has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and continues to prioritize the health and safety of members, staff, and potential event participants. Uncertainty regarding potential restrictions and local, state, and national orders, recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization, all influenced CEC’s decisions regarding this annual event and business meeting.
Please stay safe and know that CEC will continue to operate and provide the highest-quality service possible for you, the members we serve.
Nominees for Election to the Board of Directors
Clarion County Nominee
Jody P. Weaver, Incumbent Nominee, Fryburg
Mr. Weaver has been a CEC member since 1976. He was appointed to CEC's board in 2008 and is working to renew his Director Gold Cooperative Certificate.
Mr. Weaver is retired from First United National Bank in Fryburg and currently serves on their board. He is treasurer of the Cook Forest Easter Sunrise Committee and a member of Clarion First United Methodist Church. He and his wife Becki, of 45 years, have two daughters and twin grandsons.
Clarion County Nominee
Bob Gourley, New Bethlehem
Mr. Gourley has been a CEC member since 1978. He earned his MBA from Gannon U and has been successful in numerous business endeavors. He is married to Sue Faraone; they have three adult children and one grandbaby. The Gourleys reside in Porter Township, Clarion County. Bob has served on the Redbank Valley School Board, IU 6 Board, Clarion County Career Center board, volunteered coaching young athletes, and taught classes at Butler Community College.
Venango County Nominee
Kenneth D. Etzel, Incumbent Nominee, Seneca
Mr. Etzel has been a CEC member since 1973. He was elected to CEC's board in 2013, currently serves as vice president, and is working to renew his Director Gold Cooperative Certificate.
Mr. Etzel retired from Franklin Area High School and currently runs a hobby farm with his wife. He has served on a variety of community and church boards and is presently on the Zoning Hearing Board and Vacancy Board for Cranberry Township.
GPS Coordinates & Address: Lower Entrance: 41.192,- 79.6871; 500 Riggle Road, Emlenton, PA 16373.
From East: Take Interstate 80 West to Exit 45. Go to the T (approximately 400 yards) and turn right. Follow Route 208 to Pro Tech (approximately 800 yards). Turn left at Pro Tech onto Ferree Road and go up the hill to the stop sign. At the stop sign, turn left onto Whitehall Road. Continue on this road until you see the sign for the Lower Entrance. There will also be CEC signs directing you.
From West: Take Interstate 80 East to Exit 45. Turn left at the stop sign off the exit. Go to the T (approximately 300 yards) and turn right. Follow Route 208 to Pro Tech (approximately 800 yards). Turn left at Pro Tech onto Ferree Road and go up the hill to the stop sign. At the stop sign, turn left onto Whitehall Road. Continue on this road until you see the sign for the Lower Entrance. There will also be CEC signs directing you.
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