The power of Cooperative

Dedicated to bettering the lives of our members and community since 1938

Started with 228 families, and now serving more than 50k
  • Established in 1938

  • 12 counties served

  • 130+ employees serving

  • Nearly $58 million in patronage funds made to members

  • 35 years of opportunity for youth leadership

  • 1651 students awarded educational scholarships

  • $1.3 million in college scholarships awarded

Our Mission

Our mission is Improving the future for all of us in South Mississippi. Our first step, bringing safe and dependable energy at lowest possible cost.

The Cooperative Difference

We operate on seven distinctive principles

Voluntary and Open Membership

Democratic Member Control

Members’ Economic Participation

Autonomy and Independence

Education, Training and Information for Members



Cooperation Among Cooperatives



Concern for Community

There are several programs you may benefit from as a residential and/or commercial members. Learn more about member programs.

see member bylaws

Our Operations Statistics

1938

Incorporated

6,131

Total Miles of Lines

51,000+

Total Meters Served

8.22

Meters Per Mile of Line

131

Full-Time Employees

Board of Directors

Hugh Gene Smith

President

Danny Wilks

Vice-President

Lavell Bond

Secretary - Treasurer

Jack Bradshaw

District 4

B. F. Hudson, Jr.

District 5

W. A. Kendrick

District 2

Leslie Peters

At Large

Matt Thomas

District 6

Lawrence Warren

District 8

Davis Wingo

District 7

Association Managers

Key Personnel
Matthew Ware

General Manager

Dana Monk

Manager, Administrative Services

Erik LaVine

Manager, Operations

Jody Thornton

Manager, Accounting & Financial Services

Keith Armstrong

Manager, Materials

Leif Munkel

Manager, Member Services

Shane Coleman

Columbia District Manager of Operations

George Cutrer

Purvis District Manager

Billy McCrary

Wiggins District Manager

Anthony Harris

Hattiesburg District Manager

Consultants
Lawrence E. Hahn

Attorney

Topp, McWhorter, Harvey

CPA Firm

Join the Family!

At Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association, employment is more than just jobs and benefits. To make our business successful, we know that it takes a combination of great people and ideas to create the rewarding environment that makes PRVEPA such an exciting place to work and grow.

Read more about our cooperative and job opportunities here.

Annual Meeting

Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association's Annual Meeting is held the fourth Saturday of September each year. Activities at Annual Meetings include election of directors and reports related to Association-related business. Several months prior to the meeting, information will be provided in Today in Mississippi.

If you cannot attend to the annual meeting, you may send in a proxy or absentee ballot. Absentee ballots are mailed to members' residences, along with an official meeting notice, several weeks before the Annual Meeting. All members are encouraged to vote in their director elections.

Upcoming Meeting

September 25th, 2021

Location
To be determined

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the business meeting begins at 10:30 a.m.

News & Press

Got Questions?
We have answers.

Our help center is here to help. Check information about getting started as a new member, special programs, energy saving, safety, and a lot more.

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