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Directors Re-Elected at Claverack Annual Meeting

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Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative President & CEO Bobbi Kilmer congratulates members elected to the board of directors following the co-op’s 83rd annual meeting held at the cooperative’s headquarters in Wysox on Sept. 23. Pictured are, from left, Kilmer and directors Angela S. Joines of Jackson, Danise C. Fairchild of Wyalusing and Dr. Robert R. Faux of Tunkhannock.

Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative members returned three incumbents to the cooperative board of directors during the co-op’s annual meeting Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Directors Danise C. Fairchild of Wyalusing, Dr. Robert R. Faux of Tunkhannock and Angela S. Joines of Jackson were unanimously re-elected to represent Districts 1, 2 and 3, respectively, on the cooperative board.

Claverack’s 83rd Annual Meeting took place at the cooperative’s headquarters building in Wysox, with board directors and senior management in attendance. The cooperative had canceled the traditional public gathering portion of the annual meeting due to health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as crowd-size restrictions imposed by the state.

The meeting originally had been scheduled to take place Sept. 2 at the Wyoming County Fairgrounds during the Wyoming County Fair, which was also canceled due to the coronavirus.

During the business portion of the annual meeting, board Chairman Charles R. Bullock reported that 2019 was another successful year for Claverack and that the financial position of the cooperative continues to be strong.

In her executive report, Claverack President & CEO Bobbi Kilmer reflected on the year’s accomplishments, which include a number of system improvement projects, safety initiatives and the retirement of $1.4 million dollars in capital credits.

“We are in great shape financially,” she said. “We’ve enjoyed stability with our employees, our operations and our rates over the years. 2019 was no different, and despite the pandemic, we are holding our own in 2020.”

Kilmer also noted Claverack continues to explore options for the expansion of broadband internet service within the co-op’s service territory.

During a reorganizational meeting immediately following the annual meeting, Bullock was re-elected board chairman, Faux was re-elected vice chairman, Fairchild was re-elected board secretary/treasurer, and Charles R. McNamara of Brackney was re-elected vice secretary/treasurer.

Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative provides electricity to more than 16,000 members in Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Tioga, Lycoming, Sullivan, Lackawanna and Luzerne counties.

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