Passing of a Beloved Board Member


On Saturday, October 23rd, the Board of Directors of Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative (FLEC) lost one of its leaders.  Shirley Hall, the Director for District 4, passed on.  She had served on the Board of Directors of the Cooperative since December of 2014.  

As a retired business woman, she represented the membership in Blount and Loudon Counties in her district very effectively.  She had attained certifications from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association as an accredited board member, board leader, and was a gold certification holder (the highest level that a board member can attain).  Shirley was happy to see Blount and Loudon Counties “grow and prosper” during the decade that she and her late husband, Ralph Hall, had served on the governing body of the Cooperative.  She took an active role in helping those in leadership to make decisions that she would call, “win-win results” for all concerned.  Shirley served on the Loudon County economic development committee at FLEC and served as a member of the Cooperative’s ad hoc committee for her entire tenure (assisting the Cooperative with keeping policies and procedures accurate and up-to-date).  She served as the chairperson of the ethics and   annual meeting committees at the time of her death.
Jarrod Brackett, General Manager/CEO of FLEC stated, “Shirley’s service to the Cooperative was a priority for her.  Her smiling face and gentle leadership style will be missed.  Her service to our community as a legislative liaison, business and economic development supporter, and friend to the membership she served will be missed.  A few noted FLEC highlights of her time on the Board include:  the increased security, safety and reliability of services; through planning and fiscal management, the improvements of the infrastructure of the Cooperative by over $28 million while reducing the debt down to levels that will allow the Cooperative to acquire what is needed; keeping the rates at the lowest reasonable levels; and, while Shirley was on the Board, the Cooperative had completely reviewed and  updated all of the policies and procedures of the Cooperative.”  Shirley often commented, “I want to stay up on what is going on and help make things better.”    She did both well.

Services for Shirley will be announced later in the week by McCammon-Ammons-Click funeral home in Maryville.  Please keep the Hall Family in your thoughts and prayers.  

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