Clarke Resident Joins REC Board

Two new Directors will join Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s (REC) Board representing all members of the electric Cooperative. ¬†Joining REC’s existing 10 Board members are Michael W. Lindsay and Christopher G. Shipe.

Lindsay, a resident of Frederick County, has nearly 25 years of accounting, finance and audit experience. A resident in REC’s newly acquired territory, he also serves on several boards throughout the community. “Everyone needs electricity,” said Lindsay. “My focus is to do my part to provide excellent leadership to the REC member-owners so that this essential commodity can be delivered in a reliable, affordable, efficient manner and to strive to continually improve REC as we position ourselves for future endeavors and challenges.”

Christopher G. Shipe has joined the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative board of directors - Photo courtesy Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Shipe, a resident of Clarke County, has spent his career employed with mutual insurance companies, another type of cooperative. Also a resident of REC’s new service territory, he volunteers his time with the local fire and rescue department and his church. “I believe very strongly in the cooperative form of business,” Shipe said. “Serving REC will allow me to be a good advocate for the community as well as a good ambassador for the Cooperative.”

Both Lindsay and Shipe will begin serving on REC’s Board in November. With the new Board members in their positions, REC will begin reconfiguring new Board regions to reflect REC’s recent expansion. REC provides electric service to over 154,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., Rappahannock maintains more than 15,500 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay.