Community members invited to VEA’s largest event of the year
PAHRUMP – Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison will be the keynote speaker at Valley Electric Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting, April 23, at Pahrump Valley High School.
Hutchison will give VEA member-owners an economic update of Nevada.
Also speaking will be Jason Mendenhall, executive vice president of Cloud at Switch. Switch, a Las Vegas company, is the developer and operator of the SUPERNAP, data center facilities, and provides colocation, telecommunications, cloud services and content ecosystems. Mendenhall oversees the SUPERNAP cloud continuum, which delivers the most comprehensive technology and cloud ecosystem in the market to SUPERNAP clients and partners. In this role, he acts as the creator and chief evangelist of new products and services into the SUPERNAP ecosystem.
The annual meeting is the cooperative’s largest event of the year, with hundreds of VEA members expected. Community members from across the service area are invited.
The event is designed to provide members with information about the cooperative’s projects, member-focused initiatives and vision for the future. In addition to a presentation from CEO Tom Husted, the event will feature the announcement of this year’s VEA Scholarship recipients.
“The Annual Meeting serves as a great opportunity for community members to learn about VEA’s tremendous progress and our expectations for the future,” Husted said. “We look forward to providing our member-owners with an exciting and informative event that showcases the benefits of VEA’s member-focused mission.”
Currently serving his first term as lieutenant governor, Hutchison also served in the Nevada State Senate. A native of Las Vegas, he is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Brigham Young University Law School.
Before being elected to the Senate, Hutchison completed six years as a member and then chairman of the Nevada Commission on Ethics. Hutchison is the chairman of the Commission on Tourism, vice chairman of the state Board of Transportation, a member of the Board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and a member of the Executive Budget Audit Committee. He was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Homeland Security and was later appointed to the commission’s subcommittee on cyber security. Hutchison also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Public Education Foundation and as co-chair of What’s Next Nevada?
Registration for the VEA Annual meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the business meeting will begin at 1 p.m.
The meeting is free for community members, and it will include a lunch, prize drawings and a variety of other benefits for VEA members. For more information, call 775-727-2189.
VEA will provide complimentary transportation to members in outlying areas. A bus will begin loading at 9:15 a.m. on April 23 at the Beatty Community Center at 100 A Ave. South in Beatty. The bus will depart for the meeting at 9:30 a.m.
Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA)
2016 Annual Meeting
Saturday, April 23
Registration begins at 11 a.m.
Lunch served at 11:30 a.m.
Meeting called to order at 1 p.m.
Pahrump Valley High School
501 E. Calvada Blvd.
The event will provide community members with detailed information about VEA’s projects, member-focused mission and expectations for the future. In addition, the meeting will feature the announcement of this year’s VEA Scholarship recipients, as well as a presentation by special guest speaker Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison. VEA will also offer prize drawings and a free lunch for attendees.
About Valley Electric Association, Inc.
Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) is a member-owned nonprofit electric utility headquartered in Pahrump, Nev. While VEA started as a small rural electric utility in 1965, the company now provides service to more than 45,000 people within a vast 6,800-square-mile service area located primarily along the California-Nevada border, with the majority in Nevada. VEA’s service area starts in Sandy Valley, southwest of Las Vegas, and extends north for more than 250 miles to Fish Lake Valley. For more information about VEA, please visit www.vea.coop.
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