Francene Folsom

District 9

Francene Folsom represents District 9, which covers Lafayette County south of the Suwannee River. She lives on a farm west of Mayo.

Q: What do you like most about living in the Suwannee Valley?

The Suwannee Valley is a great place to work and raise a family. Living out in the country is the best place to be.

Q: What line of work are you in?

I retired from the Lafayette County School System in 2020 after teaching several different grade levels for 32 years. I have also served on the SVEC's Operation Round Up board.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy cooking, playing the piano and spending lots of time with my family.

Q: What made you want to serve on the SVEC Board of Trustees?

My grandfather was on the board of trustees when the co-op was first created. I spent many summers traveling with him to electric co-op conventions around the state. My father, Bill Hart, followed in my grandfather’s footsteps and served as a trustee for 33 years. SVEC holds a special place in my heart, and I feel honored to serve the people of District 9.

Q: What’s the most important impact SVEC has on its community?

SVEC is a rural cooperative which supplies electricity to farms and all the people who live in the country. Operation Round Up is a great resource for our local teachers and students.