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Board of Directors

One of the seven cooperative principles is democractic member control. Individuals who receive electric service from BARC Electric are more than just customers, they are members.

Incorporated in 1938, BARC Electric Cooperative now serves approximately 13,000 meters spanning the counties of Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Highland and Rockbridge. It is a non-profit, tax-paying organization vitally interested in the residential, industrial, and commercial development of its service area. 

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BARC is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, each of which represent a distinct area of BARC's service territory.   The Board meets on the third Wednesday of every month to discuss matters of the Cooperative.  Minutes of BARC board meetings are available to members upon request.  To request a copy of the minutes, members may call Member Services at (800) 846-2272, and press option 1.  The following individuals currently represent BARC's membership:

Position Name District
President Keith L. Swisher 3
Vice President C. Michael Sandridge 1
Secretary/Treasurer John M. Quantz 7
Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Gary R. Johnson
Jason P. Black 2
Director Albert J. "Jay" Lewis, II  4
Director Edsel "Tommy" Ford 6