Mt. Vernon Register-News


July 16, 2013

New directors named at Tri-County's annual meeting



The co-op, Scott said, supports an “all-of-the-above” approach to providing energy through traditional and alternative means.

To co-op member Rick Morris of Nashville, Saturday's annual meeting offered many benefits to those in attendance.

I think the people are exposed to some of the things that Tri-County does on a day-to-day basis,” said Morris, a member for 13 years. “This is a good time to see your neighbors and talk to other people and find out some of the things that Tri-County offers.”

Also on Saturday, patronage checks for the years 1984 and 1985 were handed out to long-time co-op members.

One such member, Duane Snow of Iuka, received a $31 rebate check. He said belonging to a co-op has several advantages when compared to dealing with a larger utility company.

It's run by us,” Snow said of Tri-County. “Whenever you call, you don't have to talk to a machine.”

The co-op has a rich history in this region and its 75th anniversary is a major milestone, said Duane Noland, president and CEO of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives.

We've gone from where electricity was a rare luxury in the rural areas to where today everyone takes for granted safe, affordable electricity,” Noland said. “And the significance of a cooperative is that the membership who are served by these lines are actually an owner of the cooperative.”

For more information, contact Tri-County Electric Cooperative at 244-5151.

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