History was made on Sept. 30 at the board reorganization meeting of Adams Electric Cooperative, Camp Point. For the first time, a woman was elected as board president, making three women elected to board officer positions.
Becky Barlow, Clayton, was named board president. Barlow has been on the board of directors since 2009 and has earned the Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership certificates and achieved the NRECA’s highest achievement, Director Gold status.
Adams Electric is one of the few electric cooperatives in the U.S. to have three women simultaneously serving in board officer positions. Laura Meyer, Liberty, was elected vice president and Kris Farwell, Plymouth, as secretary. Both Meyer and Farwell have attained the Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership certificates. Meyer also holds Director Gold status.