October is the month when members and employees of cooperatives celebrate being part of businesses that are consumer-owned and community-run.
This October, resolve to become more active with your electric cooperative. Plan to attend the utility’s annual meeting, vote in board of director elections, sit on a volunteer committee or even 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.