Service Territory

The five-county LCEC service territory embraces vast amounts of beautiful and sensitive lands. Preserving the unique Southwest Florida environment and its inhabitants is an important aspect of our business. At the same time, the LCEC service territory also includes some of the area’s most vibrant urban and resort areas.  Striking a balance between the needs of a diverse region has been a part of the LCEC business strategy since inception of the organization and employees work hard to ensure success.

Board of Trustees

LCEC is committed to conducting business with a high level of integrity and in an ethical and responsible manner. Board members, elected by customers, demonstrate veracity and principles in their professional and personal lives and contribute to the organization’s diversity in terms of background and business experience. The board takes great responsibility in setting policy and procedures and maintaining financial strength while supporting employees who run the day to day operations of the utility.

The 10 member board represents all walks of life and resides in communities and neighborhoods throughout the LCEC service territory. Since 1940, LCEC employees, guided by the board of trustees, have made a supreme effort to balance fiscal responsibility with the goal of improving the lives of those whom they serve.

Board Members

Trustee At Large Tarik Ayasun
District 1 – Marco Island, Goodland, and Everglades City Craig R. Woodward
District 2, Seat 1 – Cape Coral Dr. Gary Jackson
District 2, Seat 2 – Cape Coral Eleanor Flannery
District 2, Seat 3 – Cape Coral Michael Powell
District 3 – Sanibel, Captiva, and Pine Island Geoffrey W. Roepstorff
District 4 – Lehigh Acres Larry Turbeville
District 5, Seat 1 – North Fort Myers Richard H. Pritchett III
District 5, Seat 2 – North Fort Myers Rick Joyce
District 6 – Immokalee, Ave Maria Russell Priddy

Board Meetings
LCEC Board meetings are typically held the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the North Fort Myers headquarters.
Board Agenda and associated documents

Trustee Election
Qualified LCEC members are elected by members by ballot to serve on the Board of Trustees. Ballots are mailed in March and votes are tabulated prior to the Annual Meeting, typically held in April. Members are elected by the entire membership to represent the geographical area in which they reside. Three year terms are staggered in order to provide continuity on the board.

A nominating committee consisting of members selected from different LCEC geographical areas evaluates all applicants and makes a recommendation for inclusion on the election ballot. No Board member serves on the Committee. The Committee considers business experience; ability to interpret operating and financial reports; community leadership and sensitivity to LCEC member concerns and attitudes; integrity and lack of potential conflict of interest; ability to significantly contribute to Board discussions and decisions; ability to work well with other Trustees and staff; and special talents and skills useful in overseeing a multi-million dollar electric company.

Characteristics of a qualified Board of Trustee candidate include but are not limited to:

  • Ability to represent the total membership on an impartial and equitable basis
  • Capability of overseeing policies governing investment of LCEC funds
  • Desire to keep LCEC rates competitive, service reliable and budgets reasonable
  • Knowledge to help protect LCEC assets and ensure compliance with lending institutions and governmental requirements
  • Effective analytical, problem solving and logic skills
  • Independent thinking and strong business training
  • Capacity to work as a strong cohesive team member
  • Integrity and earned respect from business and community members
  • Awareness of key local issues
  • Willingness to remain informed about LCEC by studying data and other pertinent information

News and Media

For questions, inquiries or to schedule a media interview with the public relations department, please contact:

Karen Ryan, APR, CPRC
Public Relations Manager

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