Nancy W. Zinn


“As a lifelong resident of St. Leonard, Maryland, I believe the greatest change over the years has been the tremendous growth of the county, most of it for the better. The rural element in Southern Maryland has helped to keep growth positive and to preserve the rural atmosphere so that people enjoy living here.

“I cherish SMECO’s past because of my parents, who instilled in me the importance of the annual meeting; I look forward to addressing future challenges as a SMECO board member and am very proud of SMECO’s Southern Maryland Reliability Project, the commitment to the community, the employees, and our members.”

Nancy Zinn, who represents Calvert County on SMECO’s Board of Directors, retired in July 2013 from Calvert County Public Schools as purchasing supervisor. Prior to that, Ms. Zinn worked for the Navy Department and the H. B. Trueman Lumber Company in St. Leonard for 20 years.

Zinn has stayed busy with a variety of community groups over the years. Currently she serves as treasurer for the Calvert County 4-H All Stars, Associate Director and Corresponding Secretary for the Calvert County Fair Board, treasurer for the Miss Tranquility and Lord Calvert Contest Committee, and co-chair of the Youth Day Committee. In addition, she serves as treasurer on the Friends of the One Room School #7 Board of Directors, and as treasurer and chair of the Spirit Committee for the St. Leonard Vision Group. Past activities include serving on the Calvert County Board of Education and the Calvert County Planning Commission. At Christ Church, Port Republic, Zinn chairs the Heartfelt Backpack Program, co-chairs the Jousting Tournament Supper Committee, and has served as Senior Warden for the past 30 years or more.

Zinn began serving on SMECO’s Board of Directors in 2006. She currently serves on the Capital Projects Committee and the Policy, Audit and Budget Committee. In 2021, she became the Secretary-Treasurer, as well. She received the Credentialed Cooperative Director designation in 2007 and holds the Board Leadership Certificate and Director Gold certification from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.