Cooperative's Region IX Board Member Vacancy Filled

Jan. 17, 2018

In the fall, the Board of Directors of REC announced the Region IX director vacancy in Cooperative Living magazine and in several newspapers. Region IX covers the counties of Essex, King and Queen, and King William. After interviewing all candidates, the Board took action to appoint Eugene L. Campbell Jr. to the position. In accordance with the Bylaws, Campbell began serving the Region IX term effective January 17, 2018.

Campbell actively volunteers with both service driven and economic development organizations. He currently chairs the King William Economic Development Authority and is a part of the King William Internet Connectivity Initiative. Campbell was appointed to the County Electoral Board where he currently serves as chairman.

As a Ruritan since 1979, Campbell has volunteered many hours in service and has held leadership positions within the organization. His past affiliations include Businessmen Associations, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center Community Advisory Board, and the County Recreation Commission.

Campbell is a volunteer writer and photographer for the local Country Courier newspaper and is a member of the King William Historical Society. He is a lifelong member of McKendree United Methodist Church.

REC provides electric service to over 165,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., Rappahannock maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For information about REC, please visit