Terry Mitchell, resident of Stewartville, has served on CAEC’s Board of Trustees since February 1999. He served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Board from November 2014 until August 2015 and Board Chairman from August 2015 until August 2018. He has earned the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) and Board Leadership certificates (BL), as well as maintains the Director Gold certificate. Mitchell, along with the other CAEC Trustees, serves on the only Board in the nation to be 100 percent Board member and spouse at the Presidential level of commitment to the nonpartisan political action committee, Action Committee for Rural Electrification (ACRE). Mitchell represents CAEC on the Board of Trustees of AREA, the statewide association for the 22 Alabama electric cooperative.
Mitchell and his wife have been the owners and operators of an apparel and tailor shop, Mitchell & Company, in Alexander City for over forty years. Mitchell served as Probate Judge for Coosa County from 2001-2016. He served as the Chief of Staff for the Alabama Department of Mental Health until July 2017.
A native of Coosa County, Mitchell participates in numerous community and civic organizations. He was one of the founders of the Coosa County Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Coosa County Industrial Development Board and a member of Coosa Action Network.
Mitchell and his wife Diane have been a member of the Cooperative since 1978. They represented CAEC in 1996 at the Alabama Council of Cooperative’s Annual Co-op Couples Conference. He and his wife are also originators of Cancer Outreach and Community Hope (COACH) for Coosa County. The Mitchells have two sons, Terry and Bill; two grandsons, Walt and Parker; and one granddaughter, Olivia. They are members of Bethany United Methodist Church in Stewartville.