This year marks a significant milestone for our beloved electric cooperative as we celebrate our 85th anniversary. Since our inception in November 1938, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to serve our members, uplift communities and illuminate countless lives with reliable electricity. This remarkable journey is a testament to the spirit of cooperation.
As an electric cooperative, our roots lie in the cooperative movement, a unique model that places people and their needs at the heart of our operations. Over the years, we have grown and adapted to meet the evolving demands of our members while staying true to our cooperative values. Together, we have weathered storms, embraced technological advancements, and fostered a strong sense of community.
Throughout our 85-year history, we have witnessed remarkable transformations. From the early days of bringing electricity to rural areas, to the implementation of renewable energy sources, we have embraced innovation to ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. Our commitment to environmental stewardship has guided our decision-making, and we take pride in promoting clean energy initiatives and empowering our members to reduce their carbon footprint.
Beyond providing electricity, we have actively contributed to the social and economic development of our communities. Through scholarships, community loans and grants, and partnerships with local organizations, we have supported efforts including education, public safety, broadband, solar and electric vehicles to improve the quality of life for those we serve.
As we commemorate this remarkable anniversary, we express our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated members, employees and partners. It is their unwavering support that has propelled us forward, enabling us to overcome challenges and embrace opportunities. Together, we have built a legacy of cooperation, reliability and empowerment. Here’s to the next 85 years of illuminating the way, together.
Stephen B. Hamlin
President and General Manager