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. 4, where we will be encouraging social distancing, as safety remains our number one priority. We will be offering prizes at the meeting but will not have booths or refreshments.

If you are not able to attend, you may register via proxy and will have the opportunity to watch the meeting via livestream on All valid, registered proxies will be entered to win up to $1,000 in electricity credits.

If you plan on attending the meeting, registration begins at 5:00 p.m. and the business meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Meet Your Board Representatives

When you are served by a cooperative like Coast Electric, we are led by members just like you who are part of our communities. Your board representatives are your friends and neighbors and are in touch with your needs. We want you to get to know the men and women who work for you as part of our board. Members will be voting on these three board representatives selected by the nominating committee at our upcoming Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Night.

  • Representative for Hancock County, Position 1
  • Elected to board in 1998;
  • Education Director of Gulf Oaks Hospital; Member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

  • Representative for Harrison County, Position 1
  • Elected to board in 2002
  • Retired Fire Service Battalion Chief
  • Member of Michael Memorial Baptist Church

  • Representative for Pearl River County, Position 1
  • Elected to board in 1980
  • Cattleman Member of Nicholson Old Palestine Baptist Church

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. This year, due to COVID-19, we understand that many members won't want to gather. If you don't feel comfortable attending or your schedule won't allow you to attend, you can register your proxy for 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 4
Meeting Time: Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. The business meeting will be called to order at 6:30 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
     (a) Receive report of Committee on Nominations
     (b) Secretary to present petitions filed and posted for nominations of
     (c) Election of Directors for Position One: Hancock, Harrison and
          Pearl River counties
5. Unfinished business
6. New business
7. Adjournment

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