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Your Annual Meeting

Cooperatives like Coast Electric are led by consumers like you. Having fellow community members serve as co-op leaders means you have people who understand the needs of our community working on your behalf.

We hope to see you at our Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Night on Thursday, Nov. 2.

Please note that the meeting will start a little earlier this year. Registration will still begin at 5 p.m. but the business meeting will begin at 6 p.m. During the meeting,
we will share updates on the cooperative’s performance, discuss our plans, and elect board members to represent you in the coming year. Your participation in the Annual Meeting is crucial to the success of our cooperative and we thank you for your continued support.

We hope you will be able to join us, but we understand life is busy. If you are unable to attend in person, we have provided several ways for you to participate by registering your proxy. Members attending the meeting and those with valid, registered proxies will be entered to win up to $1,000 in electricity credits. You do not need to be present to win the proxy prize drawing, but you must be present to win the attendance prize drawing. Members can only be entered in either the attendee drawing or the proxy drawing, but not both.

At Coast Electric, we don't have shareholders, we have members. As a member, you get to vote on the men and women who represent you on Coast Electric's board of directors. That vote takes place every year at our Annual Meeting. Those who aren't able to attend the meeting can register via proxy online, by mail or in any of our offices. Registering allows you to participate, even if you aren't present at the meeting. 

Registering your proxy allows you to assign someone who will be at the meeting to vote on your behalf. You can choose another member to vote for you or you can assign the board of directors to vote on your behalf. 

Coast Electric serves Hancock, Harrison and Pearl River counties. There are three board positions in each county we serve. Each year, members vote for a board representative in one of these three positions. 

For more information about our election process, please read our bylaws

By attending or registering for our Annual Meeting, you are taking an active role in your cooperative. You have a vote and a voice in how your co-op does business. Attending or registering also gives you the opportunity to win electricity credits of up to $1,000! 

Meeting Location: Robert J. Occhi Headquarters Building, 18020 Hwy. 603 in Kiln
Meeting Date: November 2
Meeting Time: Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. The business meeting will be called to order at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Agenda: 
1. Report on the existence of a quorum
2. Reading of the notice of the meeting and proof of the due publication or mailing thereof, or the waiver(s) of notice of the meeting
3. Reading, or the waiver thereof, of unapproved minutes of previous meetings of the members and the taking of necessary action thereon
4. Presentation and consideration of reports of officers, directors and committees
• Receive report of Committee on Nominations
• Secretary to present petitions filed and posted for nominations of directors
• Election of directors for Position Three in Hancock, Harrison and Pearl River counties
5. Unfinished business
6. New business

Meet Your Board Representatives

Paul Guichet

Paul D. Guichet

  • Representative for Hancock County, Position 3
  • Elected to board in 2021
  • Retired COO and Executive Director of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Foundation
  • 38 years serving Coast residents in banking and finance
  • Member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Gordon Redd

Gordon Redd Jr. 

  • Representative for Harrison County, Position 3
  • Elected to board in 2002
  • Co-owner and President of Redd Pest Solutions
  • Member of Orange Grove Church of Christ
Doug Mooney

William D. Mooney

  • Representative for Pearl River County, Position 3
  • Elected to board in 1986
  • Retired owner of Sun Coast and Industrial Supplies
  • Member of Salem Baptist Church
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