Tri-County EMC's 2018 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 18 at 2:00 PM at the Tri-County EMC office in Gray. Directors from Post 2 of Districts 1, 2 and 3 are up for re-election this year. Members are encouraged to cast their vote for a chance to win up to $500. Instructions on how to vote, via online or by paper, are included below. 

If you enrolled in online voting before August 30, an email with instructions on how to cast your vote was emailed to you on September 14 along with a reminder email on October 1. If you did not receive that email, please check your Junk Mail folder and search for it using the email information in bold below. If it is not in your inbox or cannot find your login information, click here to have it resent to you. Online voting will close at 5:00 PM on October 16.

From: Tri-County EMC Election Coordinator, mailto:noreply@directovote.net
Subject of the Email: Tri-County EMC 2018 election login information below

To enroll in online voting for future elections, click here.

If you did not enroll in online voting this year, you will still have the option to vote online. Instructions will be printed on the paper ballot you receive via mail. 

If you did not enroll in online voting, a paper ballot was mailed to you on September 14. If you misplaced your ballot, or did not receive a ballot, please contact Kim Broun at kimb@tri-countyemc.com or 478.986.8126 to have another ballot mailed to you. All paper ballots must be received by the cooperative by 12:00 PM on October 18. If you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, you can also bring your ballot with you to the meeting on October 18 at 2:00 PM at the Tri-County EMC office in Gray.  

If you, the member, are unable to attend the Annual Meeting and would like another person to vote for you, please complete this form and have your designated voter bring it with them to the Annual Meeting.

Any Tri-County EMC member whose account is listed as a business, church, club or other organization should use this form to designate a voting representative for the Annual Meeting. The form must be completed and notarized prior to arriving to register at the Annual Meeting. 

All members that cast a vote in the election will be entered to win a $500 cash prize. Tri-County EMC is owned by its members, so member participation in the annual election is a crucial part of a successful cooperative. 

Board of Directors

District 1, Post 2 (Bibb, Jones and Twiggs Counties)

Chester Mercer (Incumbent)
Decorative ImageChester Mercer graduated from Mary Persons High School. Chester is a retired electrical inspector for Macon and was previously an operations manager for Tri-County EMC for 20 years. Chester has served on the Tri-County EMC board since 1994 and has been an adjunct instructor at Central Georgia Technical College for the past 20 years. Chester is a member of Haddock Baptist Church. He and his late wife, Sarah, have one child, Sarah Ann.

District 2, Post 2 (Jasper, Morgan & Putnam Counties)

George "Buck" Comer (Incumbent)
Decorative ImageGeorge “Buck” Comer graduated from Jones County High School. He served in the US Air Force as a Sentry Dog Handler and completed a tour of duty in Vietnam. Following his service, he worked with Atlanta Gas Light for 37 years. George is a supporter of the Animal Rescue Foundation, Habitat for Humanity of Milledgeville and the Ronald McDonald House and is a member of Clinton United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Cheryl, have one child, Tracy, and one grandson


District 3, Post 2 (Baldwin and Wilkinson Counties)

Tommy Noles (Incumbent)
Decorative ImageTommy Noles graduated from Georgia Military College and the University of Georgia with a degree in Pharmacy and is currently a pharmacist in Milledgeville. Mr. Noles is also Tri-County’s Secretary and Treasurer. He stays busy on Sundays as a Deacon and substitute Sunday School Teacher for Haddock Baptist Church. Tommy and Shirley Noles have four grown children.