The Energy Cooperative exists to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy to our members. As one of those members, you have a perspective that is valuable to us––and we invite you to share it throughout the year. There are two important ways you can do this in the coming months. The first is to participate in cooperative elections. The second is attending our annual meeting in May.

Cooperative principle number two is democratic member control. Each year, members elect a Director from three of our nine districts. Directors are entrusted to provide strategic direction for the cooperative and to ensure it is governed appropriately. Directors are also members– just like you. This year, Directors for district 3, 4, and 7 will be elected. You will receive letters, emails, and notifications to help cast your ballot. The election results are announced during the annual meeting.

At the annual meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the members of the Board of Directors, and myself as we share priorities and challenges for the coming year. Every energy bill you pay helps to ensure better reliability for you and your neighbors. Your dollars are reinvested locally into improvements that impact the service and affordability of your energy.

There is no substitute for in-person engagement. If you’ve never attended our annual meeting, or if it’s been awhile, we invite you to attend this year. Our cooperative family looks forward to hearing from our members. We’ll bring the food and door prizes. We will also give each member household who attends the annual meeting a five dollar credit on their energy bill. Mark your calendar for the annual meeting at the Reese Center on the Ohio State Newark & Central Ohio Technical College Campus on May 20th at 6:00 pm.

Todd Ware, President & CEO