Local face, local control
You have a great voice. Make it heard!
As a member of your local electric cooperative, you have a voice in how your co-op is run. Cooperatives follow the basic principle of one member, one vote. Every year you have an opportunity to vote for other members who will represent you on the board of directors. These folks are your friends, neighbors and fellow residents of our community.
Occasionally, you may be asked to vote on a policy, such as a bylaw change (this is like the constitution for your co-op).
Every member in good standing of the co-op may run for the board. This is one of the key differences between a co-op member and a customer of another utility.