October is the month when members and employees of cooperatives celebrate being part of businesses that are member-owned and community-run.
This October, resolve to become more active with your electric cooperative. Plan to attend the utility’s annual meeting or Member Appreciation Day, to vote in board of director elections, to sit on a volunteer committee or even to run for the board yourself.
Cooperatives are owned and controlled by the consumers who do business with them. That means you are not just a customer—you’re a member and an owner. That gives you a vote in how the business operates.
Get to know more about your cooperative by participating in it. When a utility operates as a cooperative like yours does, every member is equally important.