Director — Cynthia A. Christy

District 1

Cindy ChristyCynthia (Cindy) A. Christy became a member of Mohave Electric Cooperative in 1981. She has served as Board Director for District 1 since 2013. At the June 2019 District 1 meeting, members in attendance recommended Christy to continue representing them for a three-year term.

Christy attained the Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate, a recognized measurement of competency on key current issues, through course work offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. She has taken advanced course studies to receive the Board Leadership Certificate. Christy was awarded the NRECA Gold Director Certificate in 2018. She regularly updates skills through course training and workshops in the electrical utility field.

Christy also serves on the Board of Directors of the Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association and on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Electric Power Cooperative. She 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.

Christy serves on the Mohave Valley Fire Department Board and volunteers with the Mohave Valley Bulldog Booster/PTA/Tri-State Football. She previously served as First Vice-President for the River Valley Republican Women.

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Director Gold - Cindy Christy

Board of Directors President Joe Anderson presents the Gold Director Certificate to fellow Director Cindy Christy.January 11, 2019 –Board of Directors President Joe Anderson presents the Gold Director Certificate to fellow Director Cindy Christy.

Board Certificate Presented to Tempelman

Christy, Templeman, AndersonOctober 11, 2018 – Board Director Cynthia Christy joins MEC Board President Joe Anderson in presenting board member Richard Templeman with his accredited Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate. The certificate is a recognized measurement of competency on key current issues attained through course work offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

MEC Praises LD5 Legislators for Supporting Cooperatives

January 11, 2018 –

From left to right, 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)

From left to right, 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.

MEC “Call to Action”—Success Story

Board members with boxes of lettersJanuary 11, 2018 –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.

2017 Company Chamber Member of the Year

Board members receiving the 2017 Company Chamber Member of the YearJanuary 11, 2017 – 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 from left to right are MEC Board Directors Cynthia Christy, District 1; Toni Barbaro, District 3; and Carlos Tejeda, District 2.

US Senator John McCain Visits Bullhead City

John McCain visits board membersJanuary 11, 2016 –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.

Barbaro receives Gold Director Certificate

Board Director Cindy Christy joins Director Joe Anderson as he presents the Gold Director Certificate to fellow Director Toni Barbaro.January 11, 2016 –Board Director Cindy Christy joins Director Joe Anderson as he presents the Gold Director Certificate to fellow Director Toni Barbaro.