Meet Your Trustee — Betty Moore

Betty Moore

Betty Moore is the District I, Group 1 trustee representing members residing in Jackson, Walton, and Washington counties.

Elected to serve on Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative’s Board of Trustees at the 2013 annual meeting, Betty is the first female board member.

A graduate of Bay High School, Betty attended Gulf Coast State College and has nearly 40 years of banking experience, primarily in lending operations. She has worked in Bay, Franklin, Gulf, Jackson, Okaloosa, and Washington counties.

In 2014, Betty earned the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director certification. The program requires attendance and demonstrated understanding of the basic competencies contained in five core courses: Director Utilities and Liabilities; Understanding the Electric Business; Board Roles and Relationships; Business Planning; and Understanding Financial Planning.

In 2016, she earned the NRECA Board Leadership Certificate. To begin fulfilling the requirements of this certificate program, candidates first must earn the Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate. The Board Leadership Certificate program consists of 10 courses focusing in greater depth on specific industry and governance issues. Those courses provide advanced study in areas such as risk management, ratemaking and policy development.

In 2016, Betty earned a Director Gold Certificate. This credential recognizes directors who have earned their Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate and Board Leadership Certificate and are committed to continuing their education throughout their service on the board.

She has served on the PowerSouth Energy Cooperative Panhandle Committee and as treasurer of the Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative board. She currently serves as secretary of the GCEC board.

District I Trustees Up for Election

As Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative celebrates its 74th Annual Members’ Meeting, it also is time to elect your representatives.

According to the bylaws, the board must name the Nominating Committee at least 90 days before the meeting. The committee must be selected by February 6.

The Nominating Committee must meet and nominate candidates for open trustee positions at least 60 days before the annual meeting.

Those not selected by the Nominating Committee— but who are interested in serving—have until February 28 to present a nomination by petition to have their names on the ballot. A petition needs the signature of 25 cooperative members.

District I trustees are up for election this year. The incumbents are Betty Moore and Kinneth Daniels.

The 74th Annual Members’ Meeting is Saturday, May 7.

Copies of the bylaws and the nominating procedures are available in GCEC’s main offi ce in Wewahitchka and district offices in Panama City and Southport. You also may view the cooperative’s bylaws at