CEO/Board Columns

We Appreciate Your Membership

    From the Board of Trustees “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” In the spirit of this quote by author William Arthur Ward, we’d like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for your membership in our electric cooperative. Because of your connection to Baldwin EMC, […]

    If Only All Businesses Thought Like Cooperatives

      Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore Think of your favorite grocery store chain. You probably go there once or twice a week (maybe more), and like the typical American family, spend quite a bit of money in the process. Now imagine it’s the end of the year, and that favorite grocery store sends you a refund […]

      Are You Ready for Some Football?

        From the Board of Trustees Fall in Alabama. It’s a time for festivals celebrating everything from shrimp to bluegrass. It’s a time for cooler temperatures, kids going back to school and pumpkinflavored… well, everything. There’s something else in the fall that can simultaneously bring families together and cause the fiercest of divisions, at times within […]

        How Do We Engage the Unengaged?

          Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore In March, Harvard University’s Institute of Politics conducted a poll among young adults aged 18 to 29, a demographic commonly referred to as Millennials. Here are just two of the more troubling statistics to come out of their survey: • More than a quarter of these young adults said they […]

          We’re Going the Extra Mile, Literally

            From the Board of Trustees This month, we celebrate America’s most patriotic, spirited holiday: Independence Day. Whenever this special day rolls around, we can’t help but reflect on the history of Baldwin EMC. After all, it was a desire to be independent from investor-owned utilities, who had long-since ignored Alabama’s rural areas, that prompted our […]

            Many Hands Make “Light” Work

              Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore Or maybe I should say, many hands make the lights come on. If you’re a dedicated reader of Alabama Living, then you’re probably used to reading about the fuels that we use to generate the power that comes to your homes and businesses. What comes to mind? Coal? Natural gas? […]

              Safety above all else – We’re committed to sending everyone home safely.

                From the Board of Trustees “Safety” is a universal word that is mentioned often and used loosely. Communities large and small as well as companies across all industries are committed to safety. Sports leagues, at every level, take safety seriously. Unfortunately, when it really counts, steps to keep the public, workers, athletes and loved ones […]

                Tax Day Comes for Co-ops, Too

                  Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore When I was growing up, the month of April signaled the start of our warm-weather seasons, which I always preferred to the cold. Many times, it was the month when we celebrated one of my favorite holidays, Easter. And of course, it was the month before summer vacation started, which […]

                  The value of electricity continues to shine

                    From the Board of Trustees How many of us remember dropping into a Baldwin EMC office with our parents and grandparents to pay the light bill? Today, whether you do that in person, by mail or online, paying your monthly bill does a lot more than just keep the lights on. Electricity keeps us connected […]

                    You don’t have to be a lineman (but you can be)

                      Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore When you think of an employee of Baldwin EMC what comes to mind? For most people, it’s probably the green pants, tan shirt and white hardhat of a lineman. You probably picture someone in a bucket truck or at the foot of a power pole working with high voltage electricity. […]

                      A penny won’t buy much – except electricity

                        From the Board of Trustees Now that the Christmas holidays are behind us and we’re all coming to terms with the amount of money we spent on gifts, this month feels like a good time to talk about value. Seems as though we’re not as concerned about value as we once were in America. If […]

                        Growing up co-op

                          Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore I love the feeling of being able to walk into my favorite locally owned shop, restaurant or store knowing that the profit, product and labor can make positive impacts on my community. The spirit of main street is embodied in these local businesses, just like it is in Baldwin EMC. […]