Jerry Tice, Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) attorney, was presented the Illinois Cooperative Council’s (ICC) Friend of Cooperatives Award on Oct. 22 during the cooperative’s board of directors meeting.
The award is one of four presented through the ICC, a statewide organization dedicated to promoting a positive business climate for cooperatives, increasing the public’s understanding and awareness of the value of cooperatives and recognizing excellence exhibited by Illinois cooperative businesses.
The recipient must have demonstrated an exceptional degree of involvement as a cooperative friend and demonstrated an ability to focus on key issues involving cooperatives and on successful efforts to assist in problem analysis and solving.
Tice has been RECC’s cooperative attorney since 1996 and has worked with the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) and several Illinois electric cooperatives regarding complex legal issues such as franchise agreements, service area agreements and territorial boundary issues.
Tice was presented the award by Nancy McDonald, AIEC vice president of member services, on behalf of the ICC.
Above: Nancy McDonald, from the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives, presents Attorney Jerry Tice the Friend of Cooperatives Award.