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CEO February Message 2021

01 February 2021
Electric cooperatives, including Hill County Electric (HCE), have a unique place in our country’s history. Because we are a cooperative, our business model makes us different from other utilities. HCE follows seven cooperative principles including honesty, transparency, equity, inclusiveness, and commitment to the communities we serve. HCE and other electric cooperatives spread the American dream by bringing electricity to rural areas when there were no other options as for-profit companies considered it too costly to provide service in rur...

CEO January Message

01 January 2021
Happy New Year!! It is so nice to have 2020 behind us. Let us hope that 2021 is not at all like 2020. I hope all of you are staying healthy and have gotten through or stayed healthy despite this pandemic. As we move into 2021, I would like to share that we at Hill County Electric (HCE) are still focused on bringing our members power and making sure the services you purchase from HCE continue to be reliable at a low rate. We hear a lot about the “green new deal” and renewable energy alternatives to carbon producing generation. HCE obtains m...

CEO Message - December

01 December 2020
On behalf of myself, the Hill County Electric (HCE) Board, and employees, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you to our incredible employees who continue to provide our members with the best service during these trying times. Many of our employees have been working remotely, which is quite a change, and a few have been able to still be here in the Havre office. Our linemen prove again and again their dedication to our membership which makes us one of the best cooperatives around. It has taken every...

CEO November Message

01 November 2020
While we associate giving thanks and counting our blessings with Thanksgiving time, it is something we should do every day. Hill County Electric (HCE) has a lot to be thankful for including our members, employees, and Board members. Each year at Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association (MECA) Annual Meeting of Members, MECA selects Cooperative Spirit Award winners from MECA member cooperative nominations. HCE is proud to announce that Board member, Clarence “Fritz” Keller and HCE’s CFO, Mark Majeres were selected as this year’s Cooperativ...

CEO October Message

01 October 2020
In 1945, Hill County Electric Cooperative (HCE) was built by the rural residents of Hill County to serve local communities, and after 75 years we will continue to keep the power on now and for our future generations. In celebration of cooperatives, October is National Co-op Month, and electric cooperatives across the country like HCE are proud to “Power On.” Keeping this theme in mind, we recognize the essential role HCE plays in serving our communities with high quality, reliable and safe electric services. HCE’s top priority is to contin...

CEO September Message

01 September 2020
This was going to be our 75th Annual Meeting; after 75 years our members are still working together to keep the cooperative strong for future generations. Thank you for being such great members and thank you for continuing to lead HCE in the right direction. After all, it is because of you that HCE exists. There are seven principles that cooperatives follow in our business model. Concern for Community is the one that has been at the forefront for all of us at Hill County Electric (HCE) during the pandemic and these uncertain times. In late...

CEO August Message

01 August 2020
All Hill County Electric (HCE) members were mailed a letter the beginning of June explaining the HCE Board’s decision to hold a special meeting by mail to elect new trustees. Be assured the HCE Board did not make this decision lightly. Below are some details of what to expect. HCE’s Districts 2 and 3 are up for election this year. The nominating committee met and nominated Trevor Standing Rock for District 2 and Leslie Smith for District 3. Any HCE Member who wished to run for an HCE Board Trustee position and lives in the boundaries of Di...

2020 HCE Election Results

28 July 2020
As you know Hill County Electric (HCE) cancelled the Annual Meeting due to COVID-19 and the Governors Executive Order.  In previous information shared with you; the Board decided to hold the special meeting by mail, as allowed in our by-laws.  HCE conducted the special meeting by mail to elect our trustees in District 2 & District 3.  On July 27th, Chris Walker, from Bosch, Kuhr, Dugdale & Brown counted the ballots for District 2 & District 3. Congratulations to the following trustees who were elected. District ...

CEO July Message

01 July 2020
All Hill County Electric (HCE) members were mailed a letter the beginning of June explaining the HCE Board’s decision to hold a special meeting by mail to elect new trustees. Be assured the HCE Board did not make this decision lightly. Below are some details of what to expect. HCE’s Districts 2 and 3 are up for election this year. The nominating committee met and nominated Trevor Standing Rock for District 2 and Leslie Smith for District 3. Any HCE Member who wished to run for an HCE Board Trustee position and lives in the boundaries of Di...