Jose “Joe” Solar became a member of Mohave Electric Cooperative in 2014. He has served as District 2 Board Director since January 2019. At the June 2019 District 2 meeting, members in attendance recommended Solar to continue representing them for a three-year term. Solar attained the Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate in 2019, a recognized measurement of competency on key current issues, through course work offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Solar, retired, served as the store manager for TGY Corporation for 28 years and Family Dollar for another seven.
Solar has displayed the commitment to community important to becoming a board member. He was the president of the Knights of Columbus council while residing in Farmington, New Mexico and currently serves as president of the finance committee at St. Margaret Mary Church, is a teacher for the church’s religious class, the recording secretary for the Knights of Columbus council, and volunteers his time working the front desk at the Western Area Regional Medical Center.
In 2001, Solar received an Associate of Arts degree in business management from San Juan College in Farmington. While there, he also studied microeconomics and marketing.