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CEO April Message - 2023

01 April 2023

One of my favorite events is coming up on May 13, 2023, when Hill County Electric Cooperative (HCE) will host our Annual Meeting for you, the members we proudly serve. I always look forward to this event because it’s a great opportunity for our employees and myself to talk with our members and hear what’s on their minds.

We hope you will join us for the Annual Meeting, which will take place at MSU-Northern's Student Union Building on Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m. We thank you in advance for getting involved because your participation means so much to us.

During the Annual Meeting, we’ll share a few brief business updates on financial reports and recent projects/investments. But we’re going to have some fun too! We’ll have activities for the kids, a great meal, member prizes and one lucky Grand Prize winner. Spending time with you and hearing your take on our communities’ energy future is so important to us. In fact, it’s essential because everything we do is shaped by the members of our communities.

Our board of Trustees is comprised of five members who live and work right here in our local service area, so they are in the best position to know where community investments are most needed. And by the way, if you consider running for the board in the future – please complete your petition and express your interest in being on the board and that you are willing to serve.

This local input means those closest to the community know its needs and priorities and help direct where co-ops dollars are spent. Every year, we invest funds to make updates to our local system, which helps maintain reliability and grid resilience. Think of it this way, by making these investments in our local system, we can ensure you have reliable power for everyday life.

Our core purpose and mission is to provide safe, reliable and affordable power. But as a co-op, we’re also motivated by service to our community, rather than profits. We hope you will join us for your annual meeting on May 13, 2023. We look forward to seeing you! Please join me in thanking our lineman and celebrating Lineman Appreciation Day on April 11.