Board Elections

Director elections take place at the Annual Meeting in September. In accordance with Cobb EMC’s bylaws, candidates may petition for election to the board. 

Voting for director elections take place via mail, email or at the Annual Meeting in September. Election packets will be mailed in August. In accordance with Cobb EMC's bylaws candidates may petition for election to the board.

Director Election in 2022

SECTION 3.08. Notice of Nominees. The Secretary shall be responsible for posting at the Cooperative’s headquarters and on its website the nominees for the election, and if received on or before the fourth Friday in May, shall include same in the notice to the Members for the meeting at which the election is to be held.

District 4 David McClellan (Incumbent)
District 5 Tripper Sharp (Incumbent)
District 8

Bryan Boyd (Incumbent)

Emory Benson

Director Elections Process

  1. Nominate. To be eligible to be a nominee for director, or to become or remain a director, a member must adhere to the guidelines listed in SECTION 3.04 of Cobb EMC's bylaws.
  2. Petition. Members (including those serving as incumbent directors) seeking to be nominated for election to the board must submit a written petition of at least thirty-five (35) or more members of Cobb EMC whose service address is in the same district as the petitioner’s service address. The 2022 nomination petition is due May 27.
  3. Vote. Voting for election of directors shall be by secret ballot; PROVIDED, however that when a nominee has no opposition, secret ballots shall be dispensed with in respect to that particular election, and voting may be conducted at the Annual Meeting by voice vote or in any other proper manner.

Full details of the director elections process can be found in Cobb EMC's bylaws. Members are encouraged to review Cobb EMC's bylaws and to contact Kris Delaney if you have any questions about any requirement related to director elections.


Area 5

Tripper Sharp

William C. Sharp, III (Tripper) has served on the Cobb EMC Board of Directors since 2012. Currently he is Chairman of the Cobb EMC Board, Chairman of the Fiber South management committee and serves on the management committee for Gas South. He is President and CEO of Sharp Home Care which provides in-home senior care services throughout metro Atlanta. Previously he spent 20 years in the financial services industry holding multiple leadership roles including executive management. He is a graduate of Kennesaw State University, and resides in Acworth with his wife Marlo and their four children.