CEO/Board Columns

Safety awareness is our responsibility

    Baldwin EMC Board of Trustees This month, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on the importance of safety. May is Electrical Safety Month, and Baldwin EMC will be sharing safety tips and reminders throughout the pages of this issue of Alabama Living to help raise awareness about the dangers of electricity. You can […]

    The glow of a million lights

      Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore I recently read the results of a study that indicate the old saying is true – you really are only as old as you feel. The research done by a team of scientists concluded that people who feel younger than they actually are have a better life expectancy overall. If […]

      A solid investment in your electric co-op

        Baldwin EMC Board of Trustees As a member of Baldwin EMC, you make an investment in your co-op every time you pay your bill. This collective investment in the co-op benefits you and the community immediately and over time. So what exactly is this and how do you benefit from it? The basic service charge […]

        A machine could never replace a Mary

          Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore In a day and age when Baldwin EMC’s members have several options for paying their bills that don’t require them to come into the co-op’s offices, people still lined up to see Mary. They would talk to her about the hard times behind them and the better days they were […]

          The Changing Role of a Member

            Baldwin EMC Board of Trustees It’s an exciting time to be a part of rural America. According to a recent report issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), rural America is on the brink of a resurgence. While the recession of the mid-2000s didn’t exactly spare any part of the country, rural areas, […]

            A co-op style Christmas carol

              Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore I love getting into the holiday spirit – decorating the Christmas tree, exchanging presents and coming together with family to remember the reason for the season. Since I won’t have time to go caroling at each of your homes, please allow me to use this month’s column to offer a […]

              From the front lines to power lines

                Baldwin EMC Board of Trustees Electric co-ops have long had a special place in their hearts for veterans. Perhaps because they are both so closely aligned in outlook, focusing on service, mission and country. Maybe it’s because a large percentage of veterans come from rural communities and return to their hometowns following active duty. Or, […]

                Why we celebrate cooperatives

                Why we celebrate cooperatives

                  Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore Every October, cooperatives from all sectors across the country celebrate National Cooperative Month. The purpose of this annual celebration is to recognize the cooperative difference and remind you, the members of the coop, about Baldwin EMC’s purpose. I must admit that occasionally, I too have been somewhat cynical of the […]

                  Your vote represents your views

                    Baldwin EMC Board of Trustees By the time you read this article, we’ll have just over two months left before the next president of the United States is chosen. As we head into the final stage of what has been a divisive national election, it is a good time to remember that even though at […]

                    A thousand words in black and white

                    A thousand words in black and white

                      Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore It’s been said time and time again that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” If that’s true, then Baldwin EMC’s archives are filled with millions of them. We have files that are overflowing with photographs from the cooperative’s yesteryear. When our communications department needed help identifying the people, places […]

                      Here’s your chance to send a message

                        Baldwin EMC Board of Trustees Reliable electricity, access to rural broadband and the quality of our healthcare system are just a few issues we all care about. Still, they only become priorities if enough people show elected officials that they are paying attention. Registering to vote and voting are the most effective ways to send […]

                        Preparing for the worst, hoping for the best

                        Preparing for the worst, hoping for the best

                          Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore Do you remember Frederic? How about Ivan? Or Katrina? I’ll bet you aren’t wondering who I might be talking about. You know these names don’t refer to a “who,” but instead a “what” – three of the most devastating storms to ever hit the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Frederic made landfall […]