Kenneth Carey, Jr. has been elected to the Cumberland County West board seat of Volunteer Energy Cooperative (VEC). The position comes up for election every four years.
He is a farmer and small-business owner. He graduated from Cumberland County High School, attended Chattanooga State Community College for an associate degree in Fire Science, and the University of Tennessee for a Certified Public Administrator degree.
Kenneth is a board member with the Farm Bureau and the Cumberland Farmers Co-Op. He is a member of the Crossville Rotary, Crossville Masonic Lodge and the Alhambra Shriners Club. Kenneth worked with the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency from 2010 -2018, and he volunteers with the Cumberland County Fire Department. Carey served for 12 years on the Cumberland County Commission and eight years as Cumberland County Mayor.
“I am excited and looking forward to working with the VEC board of directors,” Carey said. “I have much to learn, but the need for broadband is a significant issue to families in Cumberland County.”