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CDE Lightband receives Community Service Award from TMEPA

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association (TMEPA) presented CDE Lightband the Community Service Award during their annual conference held in Nashville, TN earlier this month.

(L) Terry Wimberley, Paris Board of Public Utilities general manager and new TMEPA president; (R) Brian Taylor, CDE Lightband general manager and outgoing TMEPA president.

(L) Terry Wimberley, Paris Board of Public Utilities general manager and new TMEPA president; (R) Brian Taylor, CDE Lightband general manager and outgoing TMEPA president.

This honor is awarded to recognize the commitment CDE Lightband has to the community and provides opportunities for their employees to volunteer and be more involved in the city in which they live and work.

“I am honored to receive this award on behalf of our employees,” said Brian Taylor, general manager at CDE Lightband. “The staff at TMEPA really pulled a surprise and kept this award a secret until I passed the gavel. What a great way to end my presidency at TMEPA. We are very fortunate that our employees are committed to giving back to our community.”

CDE Lightband employees (L-R): Yolanda Davis, HR administrator; Alayna Stevens, business development coordinator; Lindsey Pease, community affairs coordinator; Brian Taylor, general manager.

CDE Lightband employees (L-R): Yolanda Davis, HR administrator; Alayna Stevens, business development coordinator; Lindsey Pease, community affairs coordinator; Brian Taylor, general manager.

TMEPA accepts nominations for this prestigious award each year, evaluating electric utilities in each of three categories; large systems of over 30,000 members, medium systems from 10,000 to 30,000 members and small systems under 10,000 members.

As a large-sized electric utility, CDE Lightband was measured by their efforts to improve the social, cultural, educational or economic environment of their communities, by their opportunities for employee involvement and by demonstrating sustained performance and achievement as a member of TMEPA.

CDE Lightband employees volunteering during the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights event held twice a week throughout the summer.

CDE Lightband employees volunteering during the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights event held twice a week throughout the summer.

CDE Lightband’s general manager, Brian Taylor, served as the President of the TMEPA Board of Directors. Taylor passed the gavel and honor to Terry Wimberley of Paris Board of Public Utilities during TMEPA’s annual conference. Taylor now serves as chairman of the Distributor Insurance Company (DIC) Board of Directors.

“It’s been an honor to serve as president of TMEPA for this past year and look forward to working with the new president, Terry,” said Taylor.

 

About CDE Lightband

CDE Lightband Customer ServiceCDE Lightband is a municipally-owned public power and broadband service provider serving 70,000 electric and 22,000 broadband customers with the city limits of Clarksville, TN.

CDE Lightband provides reliable utilities delivered at the speed of light. Our service area, consisting of 100 square miles within the municipal boundaries, includes 892 miles of power lines and 960 miles of fiber optic cable.

Our world-class Fiber Optic Network keeps electric costs low and allows us to deliver exceptional products and constant innovation. The network provides savings of over $1 million annually in operating costs and provides over $5 million annually in income for electrical grid improvements that result in half as many large scale power outages compared to peer cities.

Additionally, access to our network increases home values by 3% or an average of over $5,000, according to the Fiber to the Home Council. Based in large part on access to the superior digital products provided by CDE Lightband, Clarksville has been designated a first 50 “Next Century City.”

CDE Lightband offers Electricity, Internet, Digital TV and Telephone services with blazing fast speed and superior performance … with the additional convenience of 24/7 local support and bundling all your utilities into a single bill.

Our staff includes 200 full-time employees, a management team with over 100 years of combined industry expertise and governance provided by a board of five local business leaders.

For more information, visit their website at www.cdelightband.com


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