Tina Davis has been selected to serve as Carroll White REMC’s representative on the Wabash Valley Power Alliance board of directors. Wabash Valley Power Alliance is an electric generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Indianapolis. It provides wholesale power to 23 distribution cooperatives in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri that reach over 311,000 businesses and residences. CW REMC receives its wholesale power from Wabash Valley.
“We are very excited and proud to have Tina represent CW REMC,” said Randy W. Price, CW REMC’s CEO. “Tina has a servant’s heart. She also has great energy and optimism.”
Davis has long-term ties with REMC. “I’ve had a vested interest in our cooperative since my husband, Randy, and I have been members,” she said. For 16 years, Davis worked as a contract meter reader for White County REMC. This was when meters were read in person, not electronically. While a meter reader, Davis said she learned about the quality of people who work at REMC and how a co-op runs.
Davis has represented District 7, the northern portion of Carroll White REMC’s system, since 2017. She was elected to replace retiring director Gerald Kruger. Though she now lives between rural Francesville and Winamac, she was raised 20 miles southeast of Indianapolis in rural Shelby County.
For six years, Davis served on the Operation Round Up board. “I so enjoyed the responsibility of distributing the Operation Round Up funds, knowing they would make a diﬀerence in the lives of many in our cooperative area,” Davis said. “One of the most satisfying activities in life is to be able to give back and to help others. I was honored to be trusted with that responsibility and made many great friendships as a result of being on that board.”
Married for 42 years, Tina met her husband, Randy, on a bicycle trip with The Spokesmen, a Christian bicycling group. “We both have ridden thousands of miles across the USA,” said Davis.
The Davises’ oldest son, Grant, lives in Lakewood, Colorado, and is a landscape architect. Youngest son Ross and his wife, Cathy, “blessed us with one of the most amazing journeys I could ever imagine… being a grandparent,” Davis said. The Davises’ grandchildren are Abigail Joy, 3 ½, and Cody Lee, 1 ½. Ross works for Braun Corporation.
Davis loves music and singing, and has performed in an all-female trio for over 30 years. “We have a ladies’ retreat where we will be leading worship at our church camp in Converse,” Davis said. “I love teaching our youth at church and spending time on mission trips.”
Davis also loves to read, spend time with friends and hike, and she does needlework/handiwork. “I love finding joy in the journey,” Davis said. “I am thankful and passionate about life’s journey as I travel that journey. God has blessed me.”
“I believe in the cooperative principles and see value in the
cooperative structure. I have also found that is serving others in life
that is where you find true happiness. My mom always taught
me that, ‘Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.’ I saw that
example in her and the way she lived her life. I saw the opportunity of
serving on our REMC board as another way I could serve others and
serve my community.- TINA DAVIS, CW REMC board member”