Annual Expo & Meeting

Engage with your local cooperative like never before.

The Annual Meeting is a signature of the cooperative business model. Held by Middle Tennessee Electric since 1936, it is a meeting for the members. It has historically been a time of fellowship, fun, and business.

Among the key events at Annual Meeting are voting by members to fill seats of the cooperative’s Board of Directors and a business session, where fiscal-year statistical and financial information is highlighted.

Watch the latest annual statistical update video to see how our cooperative continues to grow to serve our members.

As a member of Middle Tennessee Electric, you can expect to see plenty of information about the meeting leading up to the event.

If you have questions about the Annual Meeting, call our Member Services Department at 877-777-9020.

MTE District Map

MTE district map

MTE's Bylaws are policies created when the cooperative was chartered.   Bylaws are annually reviewed by the Board of Directors. Bylaws outline, for example, corporate legal standards such as membership requirements, Board of Directors credentials, and Annual Meeting rules of order. Bylaw changes must be approved through a vote of the membership at the Annual Meeting.

As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, Middle Tennessee Electric is a locally controlled and member-owned organization. Electric consumers from MTE are considered members and are encouraged to engage with the elected Board of Directors and the cooperative employees. 

The following members have completed all MTE Bylaw board of directors candidacy requirements. Get additional information about the board of directors election process at

District 1

Ann Little

Steve Seger

Gloria O'Steen

District 2

Mike Woods

Will Jordan

David Lee

District 3

Charlie Bowman

District 4

Tom Purkey

Jim Mills

Hal Bone

Each year, a new Nominating Committee is elected at the Annual Meeting. The role of the committee is to present candidates to the members to fill director vacancies for election. 

The following members have completed all MTE Bylaw nominating committee candidacy requirements. Get additional information about the nominating committee at

District 1

Karen Paris

Donald Lampley

Juanita Patton

District 2

Thomas E. (Teb) Batey II

Jamey Faulkner

Danny Sapp

District 3

Jeanne Melton

District 4

Ken Howell

Zachary Butler

Quintin Smith

As a democratically governed and member-owned electric cooperative, MTE encourages members to participate in the election process during the Annual Meeting. Each year, members gather to vote for their board of directors, nominating committee, and any proposed bylaw changes. More information about the Annual Meeting can be found here.

Election & Voting Process FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

The cooperative's Annual Meeting is one of the many benefits of being a member of an electric cooperative. The meeting, held each year in August, offers members the opportunity to meet the Board of Directors, the co-op's senior leadership, and other co-op employees. Members hear reports on the cooperative's finances and programs, elect directors and nominating committee members, and hopefully have some fun along the way.

Among the benefits of membership with an electric cooperative are participation in the democratic process and the ability to engage with cooperative leaders and employees. The Annual Meeting is designed to give you the maximum opportunity to speak directly with your cooperative about ideas, concerns, or situations.

Based on member feedback, we’ve created a period of time before the Annual Meeting business session for members to speak with and learn from employees at expo-styled booths. These booths are designed to encourage member interaction. In addition to the booths, we use the main stage to discuss topics like energy services, educational programs, and to give away several door prizes.

After you register, MTE's member service representatives can help members with most of their co-op business and answer any questions they would normally handle at any of the member service centers or through the Contact Center.

We'd love to answer your questions. Give our Member Services team a call at 877-777-9020.