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Price to Fill Ashe District Seat on Blue Ridge Board of Directors
Cindy Price has been appointed to fill the Ashe District seat on the Board of Directors for Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation that was left open when Kenny Greene recently retired from the Board after 30 years of service.
The cooperative’s Bylaws required the Board of Directors to appoint a replacement director for the seat, following all requirements for qualifications for a director as also specified in the cooperative’s Bylaws.
Price lives with her husband, David, in the Clifton community of Ashe County. She has been active in the community as an Ashe representative on the Blue Ridge Electric Nominating Committee; a NC Guardian Ad Litem volunteer; Relay for Life team captain; Habitat for Humanity volunteer; and as a member of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee at Clifton United Methodist Church.
She recently retired after 34 years as an educator, working for Grayson County Schools in the classroom, as a counselor in Ashe County Schools, an Assistant Principal in Ashe County, as Executive Director of Elementary Education in Alleghany County Schools and as Principal in Wilkes County Schools. She received her Master’s degree in School Administration from Appalachian State University as well as a second Master’s degree in School Counseling and her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She is a graduate of Ashe Central High School.
Price received many career recognitions including 2001 NC Character Educator of the Year awarded by Duke University Kenan Institute of Ethics; 2013 Fellow of the NC Educational Policy Fellowship Program and served on the Board of Directors for the NC Association of Elementary Education.
She and her husband have two adult sons: Sam, an attorney in Cary, NC; and Nate, a pediatric nurse in Asheville, NC.
Price begins her duties with the Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation Board of Directors in December.
Blue Ridge Energy is a member-owned electric cooperative, serving some 76,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Alexander, Avery and Wilkes counties. The cooperative’s subsidiary, Blue Ridge Energy propane and fuels, provides residential and commercial services in the cooperative’s service area and beyond. Learn more at BlueRidgeEnergy.com.