Clay Electric Cooperative is an incorporated, member-owned, not-for-profit electric power supplier, democratically organized and controlled by those it serves. Formally organized in 1937, the co-op has traditionally been known for its excellent service. The co-op is also a Touchstone Energy cooperative- a national alliance of local, member-owned electric cooperatives committed to high standards of service. Headquartered in Keystone Heights, Florida, the electric co-op is one of the largest in the United States. There are six district offices (Keystone Heights, Orange Park, Lake City, Gainesville, Salt Springs and Palatka).
Richard K. (Ricky) Davis is Clay Electric's GM/CEO
The service area is divided into nine trustee districts with one member representing each district on the cooperative’s board of trustees. Members are elected to the board at the co-op’s annual meeting. For 2021, it was held in the form of an online report and voting was conducted by absentee ballot. The 2022 Annual Meeting will be presented via an Annual Report publication and an in-person gathering in Keystone Heights on Saturday, March 26.
Serving on the board are: Carl Hagglund of Keystone Heights, District 1; Kelley Smith (Treasurer) of Palatka, District 2; Susan Reeves of Hawthorne, District 3; Carl Malphurs (Vice President) of Alachua, District 4; Dewitt Hersey of Starke, District 5; Jimmy Wilson (President) of Middleburg, District 6; John Henry Whitehead of Lake Butler, District 7; Jo Ann Smith of Wacahoota, District 8; and Karen Hastings (Secretary) of Citra, District 9.
The Board of Trustees will meet in the boardroom at the headquarters building in Keystone Heights at noon on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 and Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022.
To provide members safe, reliable and affordable electricity with excellent customer service.
To be the trusted energy provider that is prepared to embrace opportunities in a changing utility industry while improving the communities we serve.
To improve the quality of life of our members by delivering safe and reliable electricity while strengthening the communities we serve.