We hope to see you on Friday, November 4, 2022, for our Annual Meeting!
Baldwin EMC Headquarters | 19600 State Highway 59 |Summerdale, AL
Registration and voting will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 9 a.m., when the business meeting will start.
The annual meeting is a special time for co-op members to gather, hear from co-op leadership and vote to elect board members and decide on bylaw revisions.
Chief Executive Officer Karen Moore and Board President Peggy Vanover Barnes will address the membership. Attendees will also be placed into drawings for bill credit giveaways!
All members who vote either by mail or in person will receive a $5 credit on their electric bill.
Just a reminder: mail ballots must be returned by October 31. If you do not vote by mail, you may vote in person at the Annual Meeting.
Your Board Trustee Nominees:
Trustee Nominee – District 1
Nominated by Committee
Chad B. Grace is the incumbent trustee for District 1. He has served on Baldwin EMC’s Board of Trustees since 2014 and has been named a Credentialed Cooperative Director by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Mr. Grace has also earned the NRECA Board Leadership Certificate and the NRECA Director Gold Certificate.
Mr. Grace holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Alabama with a double major in Biological Sciences and Chemistry. He is currently employed at Buc-ee’s in Loxley, Alabama. Mr. Grace was employed by Southern Company from 1991 until 2006, where he held positions in the Chemistry and Environmental departments at five separate electric generating plants.
Mr. Grace has three children. He attends East Pointe Baptist Church in Spanish Fort.
I consider it a tremendous honor to have served on the Board of Trustees of Baldwin Electric Membership Cooperative for the past eight years. My education and career experiences have provided me with the unique skills and knowledge needed to make critical decisions in the board room. It is my absolute duty and commitment as your board member to make sound decisions which ensure that we continue to provide our member-owners with safe, reliable and affordable electric service. Also, I consider it my obligation as a director to realize the needs of our employees and staff, so that we can provide them with everything they need to do their jobs each and every day. If we achieve this goal, I believe our members will benefit more.
I ask that you honor me with your vote and support, so that I may continue serving as your Trustee for District 1. I am completely committed to the continued success of Baldwin EMC, and with your support, we will continue our tradition of excellence!
Trustee Nominee – District 3
Nominated by Committee
Aubury L. Fuller is the incumbent trustee for District 3. He has served on the Board of Trustees for 28 years and has earned the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Board Leadership and Director Gold Certificates. He has also been named a Credentialed Cooperative Director by NRECA.
Mr. Fuller attended Faulkner State Community College and Central Texas College. He also served two and a half years in the United States Army and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. After college and his tenure in the military, Mr. Fuller returned home to Baldwin County to work in the family business at the Dixie Road Garage Inc. in Summerdale. He has served as the garage’s owner since 1979. In 1994, the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce named Mr. Fuller the Walton M. Vines Free Enterprise Person of the Year for his success as a business leader and his outstanding contributions to community development.
Mr. Fuller is married to Clarissa Yelding Fuller and has two daughters and three grandchildren. He serves as a deacon at Mount Gilead Baptist Church in Summerdale, where he also sits on the Board of Trustees. Mr. Fuller is also a member of the Board of Directors for AltaPointe Health Systems and the USS Alabama Battleship Commission. He is a past chairman of the Board of Directors of the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the 1999 class of Leadership Alabama. He is the son of the late James and Auzie Fuller and a lifelong resident of Baldwin County.
Stephen Covey said that “without involvement, there is no commitment.” As a member-owner of Baldwin Electric Membership Cooperative, you deserve a well-rounded thought process. I offer a process that has been tempered by more than 40 years of involvement and broad-based participation on governing boards and committees of local organizations. I have developed and maintained relationships with community leaders throughout Baldwin and Mobile Counties, as well as across the state of Alabama. These factors allow me to well represent not only the residents of District 3, but the entire membership of Baldwin EMC.
As a native of Baldwin County and the owner/operator of a family business that has spanned more than 70 years, I have witnessed tremendous change. My family has reaped the benefits of a community culture that gives more than it receives; therefore, I have made every effort to continue the tradition. Much of my adult life has been spent working with organizations that contribute directly to the quality of life throughout Baldwin County.
Please honor me again with your vote and support. Allow me to continue my role of helping Baldwin Electric Membership Cooperative prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow. I sincerely appreciate having served as your District 3 representative and pledge my continued involvement and commitment.