CEO/Board Columns

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. […]

            Democracy is our principle and your right

              From the Board of Trustees “To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers.” – Louis L’Amour Did you know every cooperative is required to conduct an annual meeting of the membership? The purpose is to hold elections for the Board of Trustees, share important information about the co-op’s standing, occasionally vote on […]

              Our commitment to you

                Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore At the end of each October, families across the country pick out pumpkins and dress in costumes to prepare for trick-or-treats and fall festivities, officially marking the start of the holiday season. Here at Baldwin EMC, our celebrating starts early and spans the entire month as we join cooperatives from […]

                Member engagement saves co-ops

                  From the Board of Trustees Baldwin EMC is a member-owned, member-governed cooperative. When the co-op was founded back in 1937, members of the community knew that we were a locally owned business – likely because they or someone they knew played a part in helping organize the cooperative. Over time as the novelty of receiving […]

                  Save napkins: mentor a millennial

                    Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore You can call them Generation Y, Millennials, or any other name you choose. Whatever term you use, you’ll probably agree they haven’t been given a good reputation in the mainstream media. They’re often featured in articles with headlines like “Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation,” or “Millennials And ‘Their Destruction […]

                    The path to efficiency independence

                      From the Board of Trustees While fireworks and Independence Day parades are synonymous with the Fourth of July, no such fanfare comes to mind when discussing energy efficiency. Perhaps it should. If you think about it, energy efficiency not only benefits individuals and families, but the country as a whole. Energy efficiency combined with energy […]

                      Lives on the Line

                        Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore It’s been 54 years since a tragic accident cut Mitchell Johnson’s life way too short as he worked on a Baldwin EMC power pole. He was a young lineman and a good one I’m told. He had a wife and a young son and a great deal of promise in […]

                        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 […]