Cynthia A. Christy
Cynthia (Cindy) A. Christy has been a resident of Mohave Valley and member of Mohave Electric for 34 years. She lives in District 1 and by consensus of the District 1 members was appointed as District 1 Director in June 2013.
Christy has attained a Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate, as well as the Board Leadership Certificate, through course work offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association—a recognized measurement of competency on key current issues. Christy also serves on the Board of Directors of the Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association.
Christy has an associate of arts degree in Business Management with an emphasis on school business. She worked for the Mohave Valley Elementary School District #16 (MVESD) for 29 years and is currently retired. Prior to her employment with the MVESD, she served on their governing board for two years.
Currently, Christy serves on the Mohave Valley Fire Department Board and volunteers with the Mohave Valley Bulldog Booster/PTA/Tri-State Football and served as the First Vice-President for the River Valley Republican Women.
Director Gold - Cindy Christy
Board of Directors President Joe Anderson presents the Gold Director Certificate to fellow Director Cindy Christy.
MEC “Call to Action”—Success Story
Members of Mohave Electric Cooperative responded to MEC’s “Call to Action” initiative and proved that making their voices heard really does work.
In January 2018 the “Call to Action” effort generated more than 6,600 letters from MEC members in support of Arizona SB1412. The legislation which allows Arizona electric cooperatives to continue to support local community programs through assigned capital credits, was introduced in January of this year and passed the Arizona Senate on February 15, 2018 by a vote of 29-0 and also passed in the House of Representatives on March 20, with a vote of 57-0-3 with no dissenting votes, and was signed by Governor Ducey on March 23, 2018.
Several box loads of letters, addressed to Senator Sonny Borrelli, Representative Regina Cobb, and Representative Paul Mosley were hand-delivered to the State Capitol in Phoenix by MEC CEO Tyler Carlson, MEC Board Directors, and statewide electric cooperative representatives in January.
Carlson expressed his appreciation to MEC members, Senator Borrelli and Representative Cobb.
“MEC members understand the importance of keeping this funding local to help the community, and we thank them for writing the letters and adding their voices to ours.”
“Our thanks also go out to Senator Borrelli and Representative Cobb who listened and supported our members and community. They were with us from the start, and were instrumental in getting this done.”
Carlson explained that assigned capital credits provide funding for many local community programs including The River Fund, and also MEC’s Classroom Grants and Washington DC Youth Tour.
MEC Praises LD5 Legislators for Supporting Cooperatives
(L-R) Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) Board of Directors Toni Barbaro, Joe Anderson, CEO Tyler Carlson, Carlos Tejeda, Michael Bartelt, Cindy Christy, and John Nelssen deliver "Call to Action" letters from MEC members and supporters to State Senator Sonny Borrelli and Representative Regina Cobb on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The total number of letters generated by the campaign to date is 6,609. (photo: GCSECA)
Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce announced Mohave Electric Cooperative as the 2017 Company Chamber Member of the Year. Accepting the award on behalf of the Cooperative (l-r) are MEC Board Directors Cynthia Christy, District 1; Toni Barbaro, District 3; and Carlos Tejeda, District 2.
Board Director Cindy Christy joins Director Joe Anderson as he presents the Gold Director Certificate to fellow Director Toni Barbaro.
US Senator John McCain Visits Bullhead City
US Senator John McCain spent last Friday in Bullhead City where he met with Mohave Electric Cooperative Board members and employees before addressing a crowd at a Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Senator McCain spoke with MEC employees and board members about the need for additional transparency and oversight of the Western Area Power Administration, including talking about an amendment he worked on with Senator Flake that would require WAPA to provide more information on their budgeting process to customers.
In addition, McCain discussed the impacts of power plant closures on rural areas, in particular the impact of the closure of the Mohave Generating Station had on the area. He vowed to continue fighting EPA overreach and in particular the Clean Power Plan and the rules on Waters of the United States that would put federal jurisdiction over every dry sand-wash in the area.