MONCKS CORNER -- E.E. "Skip" Strickland, the longtime president of Berkeley Electric Cooperative Inc., announced Friday he will retire Oct. 19.
Strickland, who has worked directly and indirectly for electric cooperatives for 47 years, joined Berkeley Electric in 1980 and served 32 years as president.
During his tenure, the cooperative grew from a small rural electric utility serving less than 30,000 members to a modern electric distribution system serving more than 80,000 members in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.
The cooperative has not named a replacement.