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Delaware Electric Cooperative is mourning the loss of longtime board member Bruce Henry who passed away on September 27. As a resident of the Greenwood area, Henry had represented Co-op members in District 5 since 1978. During his decades of dedicated service to the Cooperative, Henry helped to guide Co-op leaders through countless changes, including the rebuilding of DEC’s distribution system after the devastating 1994 ice storm and the addition of renewable energy to the Co-op’s energy portfolio. According to Co-op President and CEO Rob Book, “Bruce was passionate about our Cooperative and dedicated 45 years of his life to serving those we power. He treated everyone he met with kindness and respect, and we are grateful for his service. DEC wouldn’t be where it is today without his hard work.” Henry helped to build the Cooperative into one of the most reliable and widely respected utilities in the Mid-Atlantic and the Co-op’s first large-scale solar farm in Georgetown was named after him. Bruce was a former Board Vice-Chairman and represented DEC on the Board of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) from 1995 to 2021. Mr. Henry had also attained the Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership Certifications. The Cooperative’s board will appoint a temporary replacement for Henry over the next month or so before members vote for his replacement in the summer of 2024.

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