District 9 - David Pendry
David has been a member of Surry-Yadkin EMC for 39 years, and has served on the board of directors for 16 years. He serves on the board's Ethics Committee.
His awards and certificates include Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD), Board Leadership Certificate (BLC), and Director Gold Credential (DGC).
After farming full-time for 20 years, he now works part-time delivering fuel oil, which he previously did full-time for 29 years. He also teaches Sunday school part-time at his church, Northwood Baptist Church in Yadkinville.
"It has been a privilege to represent the members in District 9 over the past 16 years," said David. "As a member myself, I appreciate how much the co-op does for us. When there are power outages, I know the workers at Surry-Yadkin will be doing their best to get the power on as quickly and safely as possible. The members are truly Surry-Yadkin EMC employees' number one concern.
"As long as I can remember, my family has been a member of SYEMC. My father was grateful way back when power was offered to our rural area. I have seen this cooperative grow over the years and serve its members well."
David is married with four children and one grandchild on the way. He enjoys horseback riding, and raises beef cows. He is out on the tractor most evenings doing one thing or the other. He said it allows him to get a lot of work done on the farm, but it also provides time out in the fresh air and an opportunity to enjoy the Lord's creations.