Celebrate Cooperative Month in October

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 the 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 consumer—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.  

Connie Ferrero