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Heroes of the Storm

Ice Storm in the Upper Cumberland February 2021

One description is that it looked like a war zone in some Upper Cumberland areas last week. Once the snow and ice melted, those of us who aren’t lineworkers ventured out of our homes and looked around. If you live in town, you might not have seen that much damage from the storm at first glance. But other areas told a different story. Bowing street lights, hundreds of limbs littering the ground like matchsticks, some of them blocking utility access roads. Snapped power poles were abundant in some places…

Meet some of our heros that provided unwavering support to our customers during the storm!

General Accounting Department

General Accounting Dept at UCMEC

Livingston CSRs L-R Casey Smith,
Stephanie Paul, Kathy Smith

Livingston CSRs - Casey Smith - Stephanie Paul - Kathy Smith

Customer Accounting

Customer Accounting Dept at UCEMC

Heroes of the Storm

Ice Storm in the Upper Cumberland February 2021

Crews from Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation, Ft. Loudoun Electric Cooperative, Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation, and Appalachian Electric Cooperative assisted the UCEMC crews restoration effort, which narrowed down to the scattered, more isolated areas later in the week. In the Livingston District, power restoration was hampered by the sheer number of fallen trees over power lines in more rural areas., blocking access roads, impeding pole installation, and line replacement. Diggers, bucket trucks, and crews faced more rugged terrain and extensive damage as restoration work reached into the scattered outages along hills and remote, unpaved roads…


Linette Flatt
Consumer Services Rep

Danielle Huffines
Consumer Services Rep

Emma Trainham

Ashley Lane
Consumer Services Supervisor

Missy Manning
HR Clerk

Employment Opportunities at UCEMC

Holly Wood
Consumer Services Supervisor

Tamitha Griffin
Consumer Services Rep

Michele Nixon

Jessica Reed, CSR Cookeville &
James Dennis, Cookeville District Manager

Employee Award Recipients 2020

Congratulations to our UCEMC Employeers that are recogized in our 2020 Employee Awards.

TIM Collins

Gainesboro District Manager Billy Mahaney presents UCEMC employee Tim Collins with a certificate honoring his 30 years of service as a Groundsman and Equipment Operator. Thank you, Tim!


Congratulations to Jason Kemp, a Substation Technician from our Carthage District, who is celebrating 20 years of service on October 1, 2020. Thank you for all that you do, Jason!

Kathy Smith - Livingston Office - 10 Year Service Award

Kathy Smith, UCEMC Customer Service Representative, receives her award for ten years of service from Livingston District Manager Ben Winningham. Kathy accepts bill payments, works new service orders, transfers service when a member moves, and helps members with their phone inquiries. Thank you for your service, Kathy!

Mark Sherfield - 15 Year Service Award

Ben Winningham, UCEMC’s District Manager in Livingston, presents Journeyman Lineman Mark Sherfield with his 15-year service award. Mark is assigned to a bucket truck, installs new lines, maintains existing lines, and works many other tasks in all kinds of weather to provide safe, reliable service to our members. We appreciate your hard work, Mark!

Jared Rudd - 5 Year Service Award

Ben Winningham, UCEMC’s District Manager in Livingston, presents Journeyman Lineman Jared Rudd with his award for five years of service. Jared works storm damage, and storm restoration, installs new lines, and maintains existing lines. Thanks for all that you do for us, Jared!

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