Carl Widdowson's 39 Year Legacy Comes to a Close
After 39 years of dedicated service, Carl R. Widdowson retired from the Choptank Electric Board of Directors on August 27, 2019.
Throughout his outstanding career, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Choptank Electric from 1983-2013 (30 years), the Maryland Representative to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) board from 1993-2010 (17 years), and as Director representing Choptank Electric on the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) board from 1987-2016 (29 years).
Widdowson represented Somerset County where his family farm is located near Princess Anne. He owns and operates a grain farm with his son, Wayne Widdowson.
A long-time member of American Legion Post 94, he is also a member of the First Baptist Church of Princess Anne and the Somerset County Planning and Zoning Commission. He was also the Chairman of the Somerset County U.S. Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service Committee, a member of the Farm Bureau, and a member of the Somerset Ruritan Club.
“In many ways, Carl shaped the Cooperative’s Board of Directors into what it is today with his extensive experience, locally and nationally,” said Jeff Rathell, Chairman of the Choptank Electric Board of Directors. “Carl will be missed, but we wish him all the best in his retirement!”