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News orthwestern Electric January 2017 Huckaby retiring from board after serving 24 years L


ee Huckaby has announced he is retiring from his seat on the board after serving 24 years as the representative for District 7. His duties will officially end on Apr. 9, after the annual meeting. “It is time to retire,” said Lee.


“We are a cooperative owned by its members. I am forever grateful for my predecessor giving me the opportunity to serve and, likewise, I would like for someone else to have that opportunity.”


board. He learned more about the electric co-op industry and earned credentials as a certified director and board leader. Most of all he enjoyed being a part of the Northwestern family that he and his wife, Edith, have become so close to over the years.


Lee has enjoyed his time on the


Northwestern Electric is and how it just keeps getting better. Along with the changes in technology, Lee says the board has faced several challenges over the past few years. “I think the competitiveness we face in the electric utility business is one of the biggest challenges we have dealt with,” he said. “We are constantly looking for ways to meet the competition.” When asked what he will miss most about serving on the board, Lee said he will miss the people who make up this great company and being involved with them each month.


During his tenure, Lee has seen big changes in technology and the way Northwestern Electric and its employees have adapted to them. He has been amazed since day one of being on the board of directors of what a professionally run company


As he prepares for his retirement, Lee would like to pass a message on to the members in his district. “Northwestern is a wonderful company to be a part of. We have a top-notch board who works so well together with the best employees forming a wonderful team. You, the members, are so fortunate to have them in our community. Edith and I have been so blessed by being a part of the Northwestern Electric family. thank you, the members, for giving me


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orthwestern Electric has scheduled three board member elections for February. The district are seven, eight and nine. District 7, represented by Lee


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Huckaby, will meet at the First Baptist Church in Buffalo on Thursday, Feb. 9. The District 8 meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Buffalo High School. Marvin Wilkinson is the current director. Gil Perkins will hold the District 9 meeting on Monday, Feb. 20, at the Gate Community Center. Interested candidates should contact


Tyson Littau or Rhonda McMakin at the Woodward office for complete


details on filing. The filing period is open during the month of January. The purpose of the meetings is to elect a director to serve a three-year term on the board of Northwestern Electric and report on information concerning the operations of the business. The meetings are also an excellent time for members to ask questions since several staff members and directors will be present. Each of the meetings begin with a light meal at 6 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 6:30. The three district meetings and their locations are:


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Lee Huckaby


the opportunity to serve on this board, and the trust in me to do the job. It has been a wonderful experience and certainly the highlight of my life.” Northwestern Electric honored Lee at its annual awards banquet held last November. He received a plaque thanking him for his years of service as a director for District 7.


NWEC schedules board elections for February District 7 Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017


Meal at 6 p.m. - Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Buffalo First Baptist Church


District 8 Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017


Meal at 6 p.m. - Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Buffalo High School


District 9 Monday, Feb. 20, 2017


Meal at 6 p.m. - Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Gate Community Center


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