AMEA Honors Memory of Former State Rep. Joe Carothers, Jr.

The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) honored the memory of former State Rep. Joe Carothers, Jr. of Dothan during the joint action agency’s President’s Awards Dinner, Thursday, April 28, in Point Clear, AL, by presenting his family with a framed board resolution. The event was held in conjunction with the 2016 AMEA Power Supply Conference, April 28 and 29.

On Feb. 18, the AMEA Board of Directors passed a resolution in memory of Carothers, who died on Feb. 12. Carothers was instrumental in the formation of AMEA in 1981.

“Rep. Carothers was a champion and advocate of AMEA’s mission to provide low-cost, reliable electricity to the citizens of Alabama,” said Fred Clark, AMEA President & CEO. “He has left a lasting legacy to the state of Alabama and the public power industry,”

Carothers was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives, representing the Wiregrass area of Alabama, in 1974 and faithfully served that area until 2006.

AMEA, located in Montgomery, is the wholesale power provider for 11 public power utilities in Alabama, which serve some 350,000 customers in the cities of Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, Foley, LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Sylacauga, and Tuskegee.