Today we recognized the 2020 and 2021 TVPPA Honorary members at a luncheon at our 75th Annual Conference in Lexington, Ky. These individuals have been integral to the success of the Tennessee Valley’s public power community and contributed to the accomplishments of our association by serving as Board and Committee members. The Honorary Members of the last two years are:


Bill Carroll, Greeneville Energy Authority, Greeneville, Tenn.

John Collins, Chickasaw Electric Cooperative, Somerville, Tenn.

Johnny Fortune, Bolivar Energy Authority, Bolivar, Tenn.

Robert Gardner, Springfield Department of Electricity, Springfield, Tenn.

Chuck Howell, Pontotoc Electric Power Association, Pontotoc, Miss.

Richard Morrissey, City of Florence Utilities, Florence, Ala.

Scott Ramsey, Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, Bowling Green, Ky.

Mike Simpson, Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative, Rainsville, Ala.

Michael Watson, Duck River Electric Membership Cooperation, Shelbyville, Tenn.

Kenny Wiggins, City of Alcoa Electric Department, Alcoa, Tenn.



Brian Sanders, Aberdeen Electric Department, Aberdeen, Miss.

Raymond Barnes, Benton County Electric System, Benton, Tenn.

Rob Toney, City of Elizabethton Electric Department, Elizabethton, Tenn.

Justin Sullivan, City of Okolona Electric Department, Okolona, Miss.

Joseph Thacker, Mountain Electric Cooperative, Inc., Mountain City, Tenn.

Randell Meyers, Powell Valley Electric Cooperative, New Tazwell, Tenn.

William Long, Tombigbee Electric Power Association, Tupelo, Miss.

Jimmy Gregory, Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation, Carthage, Tenn.

Roger Caldwell, Winchester Utility System, Winchester, Tenn.

Jerry Bailey, Union City Energy Authority, Union City, Tenn.

William Ray, Glasgow Electric Plant Board, Glasgow, Ky.

Jack Suggs, Oak Ridge Electric Department, Oak Ridge, Tenn.