Cooperative Award

Fred C. Garber, of Mount Jackson, a farmer, businessman and longtime electric cooperative director, is the recipient of the 2021 Electric Cooperative Leadership Award from the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives.

Garber received the association’s highest award July 22 at a reception at the Rockingham office of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, where he served as a member of the board of directors from 1984 until 2019.

He was cited for his record of visionary leadership, creative problem-solving and community involvement that have enabled SVEC to better serve its 80,000 members across all or parts of eight counties and the city of Winchester.

A Harrisonburg native, Garber grew up on a dairy farm in Weyers Cave. He graduated from Middle River High…

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