October is National Co-op Month

October is National Co-op Month

Shane Larson
More Power to You
Shane L. Larson
Chief Executive Officer

October is National Co-op Month - Let’s Celebrate!

It is the time of year when cooperatives across the country, including Rock Energy Cooperative, celebrate who we are and more importantly, the members we serve. Cooperatives are different than other types of businesses.

When big investor-owned utilities wouldn’t provide service to rural Americans 80 years ago, electric cooperatives came to the rescue. Your electric co-op exists to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy to you, the members of the cooperative. Equally important is our mission to enrich the lives of the members we serve.

As a co-op, we are well-suited to meet the needs of the community because we are led and governed by your neighbors. Our leadership team and employees live right here in the community. Our board of directors, who helps set long-term priorities for the co-op, live locally on co-op lines.

We know our members also have a valuable perspective, and that’s why we seek input from our members at community events and our annual meeting. Ultimately, our entire area benefits from these programs because of our community, who empower the co-op through membership and through participation in programs like Co-op Connections, the Back-to-School Supplies Drive, the Rock Energy Scholarship, and other programs.

We hope you think of Rock Energy as more than your energy provider, but instead as a local business that supports this community and powers economic development and prosperity for our area. We will continue to learn from our members about their priorities so that we can better serve you – because your electric co-op was built by the community, for the community.

 

 

 

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