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Vehicles from our fleet are currently up for auction online and more will be available in the coming weeks. Three auctions will take place; two will feature small fleet vehicles... Continue Reading ›

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The 83rd Annual Meeting video report is now available. You’ll hear remarks from the president of the Board of Trustees, Susan Reeves; General Manager Ricky Davis' report; and the... Continue Reading ›

Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the spread of coronavirus, the co-op has made the difficult decision to cancel the gathering portion of Annual Meeting for the second year in a... Continue Reading ›

First Operation Round Up grants awarded

The Clay Electric Foundation board has approved seven organizations to be the first recipients of grant funding from the Operation Round Up program.

Operation Round Up is a program in which participating members’ bills are rounded up to the nearest dollar, with those funds being used to benefit organizations in Clay Electric’s service area for the purpose of improving the quality of life in those communities. Clay Electric launched the program in October 2016.

Grant recipients are determined monthly by the nine-member volunteer Foundation board. The January 2017 recipients were awarded a total of $71,160. They are:

  • ACORN Clinic (Alachua, Bradford, Union counties) - $10,000
  • Lake Area Ministries (Clay, Bradford, Putnam counties) - $10,000
  • Fort McCoy Little League (Marion County) - $12,160
  • Happy House (Columbia and Suwannee counties) - $12,000
  • Rodeheaver Boys Ranch (located in Putnam, serves all counties) - $10,000
  • Friends of the Micanopy Library (Alachua, Marion counties) - $5,000
  • BASCA, Inc. (Clay County) - $12,000

For more detailed information, visit our Operation Round Up Grant Recipient page.

Pictured: Clay Electric Board of Trustees president Dewitt Hersey, Keystone Heights District Manager Dale Furlong, Trustee Carl Hagglund, and Member Relations Representative Pat Mundorff present the grant check to Chip Wester of Lake Area Ministries.