Another member of your West Florida Electric Board of Trustees recently earned a certification from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
George Clayton Owens, pictured below on the left, completed courses for the Director Gold Credential (DGC). This level of certification recognizes trustees who have earned both the Certified Cooperative Director (CCD) and Board Leadership (BLC) certificates. Director Gold recognizes trustees who are committed to continuing their education beyond the CCD and BLC. The Director Gold Certification demonstrates a commitment to continue learning while executing board responsibilities to the best of their ability throughout their service on the cooperative’s board.
One of the key strengths of the rural electric program is its commitment to education and professional development. The Director Gold Certificate is the hallmark of a committed electric cooperative director, according to NRECA, helping demonstrate commitment to members and the director's commitment to continuing education. The CCD prepares directors to fulfill their fiduciary duty as elected officials serving on behalf of their membership. The purpose of all NRECA director level education is to prepare directors to make informed business decisions in the boardroom that benefit the co-op and its members.