By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor
COOKEVILLE – Tony Peek was honored for his 44 years of service to Cookeville at the Jan. 17 city council meeting. Peek spent the last 30 years as director of the Cookeville Electric Department.
“I am both honored and humbled by your resolution tonight,” Peek said.
Councilman Chuck Womack noted that the city of Cookeville has had an electric department since 1903 and there have only been four directors. He commented on how Peek’s tenure has been good for the city.
Mayor Ricky Shelton remarked that he has had the honor of working with Peek for over 12 years.
“Definitely, words that come to mind when I think of Tony include man of integrity, humble, leader, leads by example and steadfast,” Shelton said. “(I) Really appreciate you and your leadership.”
Lynn Huffstetler, TVA customer service manager, and Jimmy Allen, TVA Middle Tennessee general manager, also came to honor Peek with the TVA Board of Directors Award.
“Over the years I’ve gotten to know Tony as a colleague and a friend,” Huffstetler said. “Tonight, I can say without a doubt that Tony has represented the city of Cookeville with the highest of character, integrity and provided excellent service to this community.”
“I couldn’t have dreamed of a better place to have worked, lived and raised a family than Cookeville, Tennessee,” said Peek.