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CLICK HERE to submit a comment during the Annual Meeting. 


Tri-County EMC's 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 21 at 2:00 PM. The meeting will be live-streamed on Facebook and on Click here to see the meeting agenda. 

Director seats from Post 2 of Districts 1, 2 and 3. 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 ballot, are included below. 

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. 


If you enrolled in online voting before August 25, an email with instructions on how to cast your vote was/will be emailed to you on September 20. 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 you cannot find your login information, click here to have it resent to you. Online voting will close at 5:00 PM on October 19.

From: Tri-County EMC Election Coordinator,
Subject of the Email: Tri-County EMC 2021 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/will be mailed to you on September 20. If you misplaced your ballot, or did not receive a ballot, please contact Kim Broun at or 478.986.8126 to have another ballot mailed to you. All paper ballots must be received by the cooperative by October 19. Ballots can also be turned in at Tri-County EMC office drive-thru windows.

If you cannot attend the Annual Meeting and would like to designate another member to vote in your place, please use this form and have the voter bring it with them to the Annual Meeting. A proxy can only vote on behalf of one other member. 

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 election. The form must be completed and notarized and returned with your ballot. 

If you did not receive a ballot via mail or email, contact Kim Broun at or 478.986.8126.



Board of Directors

District 1, Post 2 (Jones & Bibb Counties)

Chap Nelson (Incumbent)
Chap Nelson is a lifelong resident of Jones County. He has been a skilled nursing center administrator and registered nurse for the past 25 years and currently works at Autumn Lane Health and Rehabilitation. An active member of the community, he coordinates the Chaptactular Chainsaw Carving fundraiser benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation each year and he serves as a 4-H volunteer. He is an outdoors sportsman, loves dogs and chainsaw carving. He has two children, Sylvan and Brick Lee.  


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

George "Buck" Comer (Incumbent)
George "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 attend Clinton United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Cheryl, have one child, Tracy, and one grandson. 


District 3, Post 2 (Baldwin, Wilkinson and Twiggs Counties)

Tommy Noles (Incumbent)
Tommy 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.




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