Board elections held for Electricities


RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 27, 2004 — The ElectriCities Board of Directors will welcome their newly elected members on January 9, 2004.

The 14-member Board oversees operations of North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 (NCMPA1), North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA) and the trade association ElectriCities.

The recent elections resulted in the following:

J. William McGuinn Jr. of High Point was reelected to the ElectriCities Board of Directors. He is currently serving as chairman. McGuinn is a former High Point city councilman and previously served on the ElectriCities Board of Directors in 1992-93.

Jerry Cox, the town manager of Huntersville, was elected to the ElectriCities Board of Directors. Cox has been an active leader in several public power communities and has served on the NCMPA1 Board of Commissioners and Rate Committee. He previously served on the ElectriCities Board of Directors from 1992-1995.

Sam Noble, the town manager of Tarboro, was also elected. Noble has served on both the NCEMPA Board of Commissioners and the ElectriCities Board of Directors. His experience with the Agency goes back to 1978. He was chairman of the ElectriCities Board of Directors in 2000.

Fred Turnage, the mayor of Rocky Mount, was elected to the ElectriCities Board of Directors. Turnage has been the chairman of NCEMPA since 1984. Prior to that position, he served for several years as vice chairman. Turnage has served the city of Rocky Mount as mayor since 1973 and is currently serving his eighth term.

William Seamone, the director of electric systems for the city of Concord, was elected. He has been with Concord’s electric department since 1968. Seamone began his career in Concord as an electric ground technician. He was promoted through various positions in Concord’s electric department before becoming the director in 2001.

The ElectriCities Board of Directors consists of six members from NCMPA1, six from NCEMPA and two from non-power agency member cities. The Board is the policy setting body for ElectriCities and the two power agencies.

There are more than 70 municipally-owned electric utilities in North Carolina. For more information on Public Power, visit the North Carolina Public Power website at www.ncpublicpower.com .

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