On Thursday, February 16, members voted to re-elect Richard Dennison to represent District 4 on SECO Energy’s Board of Trustees. A SECO member since 1999, Dennison was first elected to the Board in 2015 when a former Trustee stepped down.
As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, SECO members vote for the person they choose to represent the members in a particular district and to make governance decisions that serve the best interests of the members at large. SECO’s Board of Trustees are members themselves and provide governance and financial oversight to the cooperative.
A crowd of members gathered at the Marion Oaks Community Center in Ocala to cast their vote for the representative of their choice. Dennison and Ocala residents Sheila Anderson and Edwin Million, Jr. expressed a willingness to serve the members in District 4 and submitted their letter of intent in January.
Dennison stated, “I am both humbled and grateful for your continued support for me as your District 4 Trustee. Your confidence in me encourages me to work hard on your behalf for the cooperative that has an outstanding performance record. Thank you again, it is a pleasure being your Trustee.”
CEO Jim Duncan stated, “I would like to congratulate Mr. Dennison on his re-election. SECO’s Board of Trustees provides the cooperative with sound governance, and collectively represents all SECO members. And a thank you to the hundreds of members who attended this year’s District Meetings. Members are an important part of the cooperative difference – the cooperative exists to provide members reliable power at a fair price, while delivering first-rate customer satisfaction.”
Dennison added, “I look forward to continuing my work on the Board with my peers and working with Mr. Duncan, who I believe is the best CEO in the state.”
SECO members should plan to attend its 79th Annual Meeting of the Membership on Saturday, March 25. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m., and the business meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. The meeting is located across the street from the corporate headquarters at the junction of highways 301 and 471 in Sumterville.