Incumbent director seeking reelection

Posted on May 18 2024 in Orange County REMC
Brian Hawkins

Representing Orange County REMC’s District 6 is Director Brian Hawkins. District 6 includes all of Paoli and Greenfield townships in Orange County served by the REMC. Hawkins has served on the board since 2003.

He is a 1977 graduate of Paoli High School and has owned and operated Wolfe Contracting, Inc. in Paoli for the last 20 years with 11 employees. Hawkins and his wife of 37 years, Nanette, live near Paoli. The couple have one daughter Megan, who teaches family and consumer science at Silver Creek High School in Sellersburg, Indiana.

Hawkins feels the needs of the members within his board district are an important part of his job as director. This is why in 2007, just four years after he was elected to the REMC board, he completed the required courses to earn the Credentialed Cooperative Director Certification from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). The curriculum consists of five courses designed to provide the basic knowledge and skills required of cooperative directors.

He strives to keep electric rates as affordable as possible and outages to a minimum. Since elected in 2003, Hawkins has served as secretary, vice president and president of the board.

He is a member of Moores Ridge United Methodist Church. Hawkins serves on the pastor parish relationship committee, the building committee and is a lay leader. He is a supervisor for the Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District and a 10-year member of the Paoli Meridian Lions Club. In his free time he enjoys working with his honey bees and cattle.