Tennessee co-ops send volunteers to Virginia

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    Tennessee co-ops send volunteers to Virginia

    NASHVILLE – Working jointly with other statewide electric cooperative organizations, Tennessee’s electric cooperatives are sending crews to Virginia to help restore electric service to those affected by severe storms on Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30. “Six Tennessee cooperatives are sending volunteer lineworkers and equipment to assist cooperatives in Virginia,” said David Callis, executive vice president and general manager for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. “With record-setting heat in the area, it is critical that power be restored as soon as possible. Like residents in the affected areas, our lineworkers face some very long and very hot days ahead […]

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    Independence forever!

    Mike Knotts, Director of Government Affairs for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association “It will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward evermore.” — John Adams, second letter to Abigail Adams, July 3, 1776 In my opinion, no single act has shaped modern human history as much as the […]

  • David Callis serves as Vice President of Statewide Services for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association

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    Built to Last

    by David Callis, Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association Management gurus James Collins and Jerry Porras penned a book in the mid-1990s titled “Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies.” The book, based on a six-year research project at Stanford University, examined 18 long-lasting companies. In the foreword the authors write, “… visionary companies distinguish their timeless core values and enduring purpose (which should never change) from their operating practices and business strategies (which should be changing constantly in response to a changing world).” Tennessee’s electric cooperatives aren’t quite as well known as […]

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    2012 Washington Youth Tour Resources

    Communication resources for the 2012 Washington Youth Tour are now available. 2012 WYT press release Photo Gallery  

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    Best of Tennessee

    It’s time for you to have your say in determining the best of all that Tennessee has to offer. We invite — and urge — you to help name the winners of the 2012 Best of Tennessee Readers’ Choice Awards. This year’s “Best of Tennessee” contest divides each category into the three regions of the state. Vote in as many or as few categories as you feel knowledgeable, but keep in mind that only ballots with 15 or more categories with at least one vote will be eligible for a drawing for entertaining Tennessee-themed prizes. You can vote for a […]

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