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District 5 - Alvin Reid Jr.

Alvin Reid Jr.


Alvin has been a member of Surry-Yadkin EMC for about 50 years, and has served on the board of directors for almost 6 years. He serves on the board's Bylaws, Policies and Service Rules Committee.

His awards and certificates include the Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) and has taken several courses toward the Board Leadership Certificate (BLC).

He retired from school administration with Surry County Schools, serving as assistant principal at East Surry High School, the same school from which he graduated. He also taught school in Forsyth County for 27 years.

"I thought it would be a good opportunity to serve in this capacity. I wanted to learn as much as I could about the cooperative and maybe contribute something back from the experiences of my professional career," said Alvin. "I feel that it is a great honor and privilege to serve on the board, and it has been a rewarding experience.

"I like the fact of knowing that I have a very reliable source of power. I feel that is also a great value. It is a good, secure feeling knowing that I am a member of such a great cooperative."

He is a long-time member of the Christian faith and attends First United Methodist Church of Pilot Mountain. He and his wife have been blessed with a wonderful family - two children and their spouses and five grandchildren. The couple enjoys spending time with their family and attending their ballgames and other activities. He received a Bachelor of Science from Appalachian State University and a Master of Arts from Gardner-Webb University. He enjoys working in the yard and garden, and over the years, he has played his share of golf and really likes spending time in his shop doing repairs or building something with wood, such as furniture, rocking horses, jewelry boxes and the like.

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