Layton Wheeler was honored by the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives as the recipient of the Electric Cooperative Distinguished Service Award.

Wheeler, who served as vice president of member services for Delaware Electric Cooperative from 1979 until his retirement in 2014, was honored at VMDAEC’s annual meeting held July 24 in Norfolk, Virginia.

In presenting the award, VMDAEC president and CEO Richard Johnstone noted the contributions Wheeler made to the cooperative and the local community it serves.

Wheeler’s contributions his community include serving on the board of Family and Children’s Services of Delaware and the Boys & Girls Club of Western Sussex, chairing the Management Advisory Committee and capital campaign for Delaware Technical Community College; and service on the board of Management Services Association of Electric Cooperatives, Seaford Rotary Club, the Catholic Charities Advisory Committee and the Business Industry Education Alliance.

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