Since the beginning of COVID-19, Blue Ridge Energy made the decision to suspend disconnects, waive late fees and offer special payment plans to assist our members and customers during this difficult time. While the decision had already been made to extend these special circumstances, Gov. Cooper also issued a new Executive Order 142 on May 30. We encourage everyone (including Flexpay members) to continue paying your energy bill to avoid a large balance at the end of this crisis. Call us at 1-800-451-5474 to set up a special payment plan or ask us about crisis assistance from the In This Together Relief Fund.

How to Become a Board Candidate

There are two ways to be considered as a potential board candidate:

  1. By the Nominating Committee - which is composed of cooperative members. For consideration by the Nominating Committee, the Director application is due to the Cooperative no later than 5 PM the first business day of March.
  2. By petition - signed by 20 or more members (five from each of the four directorate districts) and submitted to the cooperative's corporate office at least 60 days prior to the Annual Membership Meeting. For consideration by petition, the Director application is due to the Cooperative no later than 5 PM the first business day of April.

Interested candidates should contact Julie O'Dell, senior vice president and chief administrative officer, to receive a director application packet.

Candidates may complete the application to be considered for nomination by the Nominating Committee or complete an application and submit to be reviewed and approved by the Credentials and Election Committee to be considered a director candidate by petition.

2020 Nominating Committee Members


Caldwell District
Robert Marshall, Wanda Prince

Watauga District
Angie Gregg, Grant Mastin

Ashe District
Melanie Miller, Shawn Horton, Wesley Barker

Alleghany District
Kathryn Abernathy, Larry Prince

2020 Credentials and Elections Committee Members


Caldwell District
Member: Keith Money 
 

Watauga District
Members: Bob Hrozencik, Richard Clark
 

Ashe District
Member: Travis Richardson

Alleghany District
Member: Linnea Miller