2021 Combined Annual Meeting Well Attended
A new location and a combined venue for members attending the annual membership meeting. Members from both Graham County Electric Cooperative (GCEC) and Graham County Utilities (GCU) attend the meeting on September 18th in the Pima High School gym. Communication and interaction with our cooperative members are one of the most important jobs that cooperatives can do. Meeting in person is the most effective way to discuss utility reliability, regulation and overall health of GCEC and GCU. Members also get to interact with employees on a different level than in the typical work environment. CEO/General Manager Phil Cook presented information and billing statements and the progress of the recent vote to sell GCU gas system to Southwest Gas. Support from members are important, as well as AzGT support of GCEC’s operations. The industry continues to evolve through technology and regulatory changes at a rapid pace. Mr. Cook discussed the future plans of the electric and water systems. Many door prizes were handed out, along with a smart TV. This year, the Graham County Electric Coop Foundation provided two lucky recipients with a $1,000 scholarship. Maloree Berrios (member) and Wyatt Wiltbank (parents members) were the recipients of the scholarship drawings.
Update: The GCEC and GCU members approved the merger and combined by-laws on May 26, 2021. Save the date for a new annual meeting on September 18, 2021, at 9 a.m. in the new Pima High School gym. Also a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a member in attendance at the meeting.
2020 GCU Annual Meeting
Thank you to those who attended the Graham County Utilities membership meeting. The original meeting was scheduled for June, but due to COVID-19 was rescheduled for October 17, 2020. There were many members on hand for the meeting, gas sell presentation, voting and door prizes. See the full details in our November Currents magazine.
Update: GCU annual meeting scheduled for October 17, 2020, with new location in Thatcher. The postponed June GCU annual meeting is scheduled for October 17th at 9 a.m. A new location will be at Thatcher High School Commons Area (same building as high school gym and office) located at 601 North 3rd Avenue, Thatcher, AZ. Official business will include the reporting of the mail-in election ballot results. There will be a presentation on a possible sale of the GCU gas company and a vote by the members in attendance. There will be reports on the operations of GCU during the year and time for questions to be asked. Please plan on attending this very important meeting! View our Facebook page for more information.
Annual Meeting & Election of Directors for GCU
The Graham County Utilities Annual Meeting that was scheduled for June 6th, 2020 has been postponed because of COVID-19. The new meeting date has not been determined but will likely be in the fall of 2020. A new notice will be sent to all members about the meeting at a later date. The election for the Board of Directors will continue as normal and the results of the mail-in election will be reported at a later date.
Ballots were mailed the week of May 18th and are due at the GCU office at 9 West Center, Pima, by 12 noon on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Please do not send payments with ballot.
2019 Annual Meeting
The 30th Annual Membership meeting for Graham County Utilities was held on Saturday, June 1st at 9:00 a.m. With our electronic devices off-line, the membership signed in the “old fashion” way. The membership had a chance to listen to CEO/General Manager Kirk Gray speak about the financial stability and welfare of the gas and water systems. He thanked the employees for their hard work and dedication to providing safe, reliable utilities to the members. The members re-elected 3 incumbents; Jeff Larson, Stephen Hooper, and Gerald Schmidt.
2018 Annual Meeting
The 29th Annual Graham County Utilities Member Meeting was held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Pima School Cafeteria. The gas and water utility consumers had the opportunity to hear about what has taken place with their Co-op during the past year and what is on the horizon for 2018 to 2019. Directors Jim Bryce, Mike Crockett and Larry Morris were re-elected to the board. Friends and neighbors gather to visit before the program started. Lots of door prizes were handed out with Marlin Miller and Landon Morris were the lucky grill winners.