Message from our CEO – April 2018

Here to serve you

CEO Michael S. McWaters
Michael S. McWaters
Executive V.P./CEO

Spring is often thought of as a season for beginnings. Longer days gradually lead to summer while plants and animals that retreated during the winter start to reappear.

For students in our area, this can also be a time for endings. The school year is coming to a close, and high school seniors may be getting ready to say their goodbyes as they prepare to head off to college or to enter the workforce.

As a community-owned cooperative, SVEC is dedicated to preparing the next generation of leaders to take that critical step in life. One way we help is by sponsoring students in our area for the annual Florida Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour in Tallahassee.

The Youth Tour is an exceptional opportunity for young people. They learn about cooperatives and state government. The students also learn ways they can make a difference in our society.

Of course, SVEC is committed to providing exceptional service for every member throughout the year. In fact, we have an entire department dedicated to answering questions and solving problems for you.

In our April newsletter, we take a closer look at the hard work these cooperative employees put in every day to make sure our members are well-served. I hope you’ll take some time to read about what it takes to do that job. And if you know one of these people, please join me in thanking them for their dedication.