Gerald Edmondson of Crestview has been elected to represent CHELCO on the PowerSouth board of trustees. Board members approved Edmondson's appointment at the May board meeting.

Edmondson holds a Bachelor of Science in agricultural education from Auburn University and a Master's of Education in agricultural education from Florida A&M University. He serves on the Okaloosa County 4-H Foundation board of directors and Okaloosa County Farm Bureau board of directors.

Edmondson is also the CHELCO board of directors president and chairman of CHELCO subsidiary Southland Utility Services. He is a Credentialed Cooperative Director and holds Gold Director status from the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association.

He and his wife, Claire, are First Baptist Church of Crestview members.

PowerSouth serves the wholesale energy needs of 16 electric cooperatives and four municipal electric systems in Alabama and northwest Florida. Collectively, the members provide electric service to homes, businesses and industries in 39 Alabama and 10 Florida counties.