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Hello, Mr. Mayor

Trinity Valley EC’s Jeff Jordan driven by sense of service

When Trinity Valley EC members call their cooperative, they might talk to the mayor of Kaufman.

Jeff Jordan, TVEC’s communications coordinator, took the mayoral oath May 18. During his two-year term, he will help the seven-member city council oversee operations of Kaufman, a city 30 miles southeast of Dallas with about 7,000 people.

“I wanted to be part of the solution rather than just complain about problems I saw,” Jordan says.

The Kaufman native is a friend of service. Before running for mayor, Jordan served on the council and the economic development board. Plus, his work for TVEC involves serving co-op members by communicating with electricity consumers, government officials and staff, and the media.

Community involvement is also a trait of cooperatives, which are locally run.

“It goes hand in hand with that cooperative principle to serve and bring your skills to the table to make this a better place to live,” he says.