The board seats open for the 2021 election are District 2 – Frisco and District at Large. The incumbent directors, Tami Thompson and Elvin Hooper have indicated their interest in seeking re-election.
Any member of Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative, who is interested and qualified and would like consideration as a nominee for the board of directors, should submit his or her name and resume to the Committee on Nominations by the deadline of 5:00pm Monday, February 15, 2021.
For details regarding service on the CHEC board of directors, please contact Susan Flythe, general manager, at (252)995-5616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tami J. Thompson was appointed by the CHEC Board of Directors to fill the board vacancy for District 2- Frisco, in May 2008. Since her appointment to the Board, she has attended several conferences and training courses to increase her knowledge of the utility industry and the cooperative business model. As a result of completing this training, Tami has earned her Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) certificate by NRECA.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985, Thompson received a BA degree in Education. Thompson assists in running the family business, Koru Village in Avon. She enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering in her community, teaching yoga and traveling.
Thompson is seeking re-election to the CHEC Board of Directors for District 2-Frisco.
DIRECTOR AT LARGE
Elvin Hooper, born and raised on Hatteras Island, has served as a director for Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative since 1984 and has been a Cooperative member since 1975. Hooper has served on several cooperative committees and as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board. He has participated in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Board of Directors Certification (CCD) program and has completed all levels of certification. He has also achieved the Board Leadership Certificate (BLC).
Hooper previously served as the Code Enforcement Officer assigned to Hatteras Island retiring in 2003 after fifteen years of service. Formerly the Trade and Industrial teacher at Cape Hatteras Secondary School, Hooper has coached a variety of team sports including the high school junior varsity boys and girls basketball teams. He served on the Vocational Advisory Committee and was faculty advisor to the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Community activities include service as a member of Salvo/Waves/Rodanthe Civic Association. Hooper served fifteen years as a Surfman Number Four in the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station’s reenactment team for the breeches buoy drill. He has served on the county’s advisory committee for the Salvo/Waves/Rodanthe Community Building Fund. He is a previous member of the Salvo/Waves/Rodanthe Water Board and the Board of Trustees of the Kinnakeet Charge Methodist Church.
Hooper released his first book, “Chicamacomico: How it was back then”, published by the Chapel Hill Press, in 2014. In 2016, his second book was released, titled “Gull Island”. He teaches carpentry on a half day schedule at the Cape Hatteras Secondary School. Hooper and his wife Debra reside in Buxton, and have one daughter, Kristina and one granddaughter, Kirra.
Hooper is seeking re-election to the CHEC Board of Directors seat for District-at-Large.