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J.D. Lowery
Manager, Community and Economic Development

Phone: 501.570.2274

JD Lowery is the manager of community and economic development for the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas.  JD holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Arkansas. He also has a Master in Public Service from the University of Arkansas, Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock.  Previously, he worked for Viridian, a Little Rock-based energy efficiency consulting firm; for Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe; and spent more than four years at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, where he served as director of the Arkansas Energy Office  He holds a LEED AP BD+C (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction). JD has served on the Arkansas Pollution and Ecology Commission and is a member of the Little Rock Rotary Club.  He was a member of Leadership Greater Little Rock Class 31.

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In 1940, 112,050 of 1.95 million Residents in Arkansas had Electricity

In 1937, the first electric cooperative utility pole was erected in Arkansas by First Electric Cooperative in Jacksonville, marking the development of a system that now covers 60 percent of the state's land area.