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Nov 2, 2022

From the Manager’s Desk - We’re thankful for your membership

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

In the spirit of this quote by writer William Arthur Ward, Petit Jean Electric Cooperative would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for your membership in our electric cooperative.

We generally use this space to provide cooperative updates, safety reminders and ways to save energy. However, during this season of giving thanks, we think it’s equally important have on our co-op and our community, likely in ways you may not even realize.

As part of the cooperative business model, one of our core principles is “Concern for Community.” While our priority is always to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy, we view our role in the community as a catalyst for good.

We work closely with our local schools to provide safety demonstrations, support our local youth and participate in Youth Tour, where we take our community’s brightest young people to Washington, D.C., for a week to experience democracy in action. Ultimately, the community benefits from these programs because of you! You empower the co-op through your membership and through your support of these programs.

Because we are locally governed by members of our community, we can get a firsthand perspective on community priorities, thereby enabling us to make more informed decisions on long-term investments.

We are thankful that our co-op board members carve out time to attend important training sessions, participate in planning meetings and keep abreast of industry trends. This investment in time results in better informed advisers that serve the co-op’s interests in a way that our members expect and deserve.

On a more personal note, we appreciate the countless acts of kindness our lineworkers and other employees receive when they are working in severe weather and dangerous conditions. Our employees are thankful for your patience and consideration when we are trying to restore power during challenging situations.

The cooperative is a reflection of our local community and its evolving needs. Together, let’s continue making our corner of the world a better place. We can’t do it without you, and for that, we’re thankful for your membership.

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