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Posted on: June 26, 2020

CDE Lightband honors Wayne Wilkinson

Wayne Brian plaque

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  CDE Lightband has named its board room in honor of Wayne Wilkinson, who served as chairman for more than a decade during his 15-year tenure on the Power Board.

“Wayne has led the Power Board with integrity and has made a positive impact on CDE Lightband, our employees and our community,” said Brian Taylor, general manager of CDE Lightband. “We are a better company, and Clarksville has blossomed because of Wayne’s influence. His presence on the board will be missed.” 

The honor was bestowed June 23, during Wilkinson’s final meeting as chairman. During his tenure, Wilkinson served as Power Board Chairman from 2008-2009 and 2011-2020. 

In a statement. CDE Lightband heaped praise on its outgoing chairman: 

“As a first-class leader, he was a visionary, never stopping in his endeavors to push CDE Lightband into the future. He constantly researched, gathering knowledge regarding current trends in the electric field. He vested himself into the company and had a heart for its employees. He was a Public Power advocate, political voice and a leader in the community.

“With his focus on system reliability, he oversaw the construction of three new substations and the rebuilding of three more. He helped guide the evolution of the Broadband Division into one of the most successful municipal systems in the region. He saw the system garner nationwide recognition for service and helped to foster its growth by more than 20,000 customers. He also saw its journey from an income deficit, to operating with positive cash flow to eliminating all loans. 

“Wilkinson has been a beacon and guiding light during his years at CDE Lightband. He will truly be missed.”

Wayne last adjourning

Wayne Wilkinson, left, leads his final meeting as Power Board Chairman on Tuesday, June 23.


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