CEO Karen Moore
Fall is a busy time, and October is a particularly eventful month with school, community and sports activities in full swing. It’s also when all cooperatives celebrate National Co-op Month.
When I say Baldwin EMC celebrates Co-op Month, it really means we are celebrating you. After all, our co-op wouldn’t exist without our members.
Our core business purpose is to serve as your electricity provider, but the larger mission of the co-op is to help make our corner of the world a better place. “Concern for community” is one of seven guiding principles that all co-ops share.
Similar to how our wires run through our service territory, our concern for community flows through all of our decisions––because being a co-op means being a responsible partner and good neighbor.
Baldwin EMC works to help our community thrive through initiatives led by our local board and our employees – neighbors who live right here in our community. Because we’re local, we understand our community’s unique needs and strive to help meet them.
We’re proud to support local youth through our Youth Tour and scholarship programs. With your help, we offer Operation Roundup grants to provide assistance to our community’s most vulnerable. We partner with and support area foodbanks and other charitable organizations such as Ecumenical Ministries, Inc., Catholic Social Services of Baldwin County and Feeding the Gulf Coast, Inc.
The word “cooperative” is close to “cooperation,” meaning people working together towards a common goal—mutually benefitting one another and the larger community. That’s the essence of the cooperative spirit. Our member-elected board members and employees are invested in the community in which we live and serve.
Above all, as a co-op we put our members’ priorities first. As your trusted energy partner, we know that saving energy and money is important to you. That’s why we have numerous programs in place to help, including our Home Energy Loan Program and member energy audits.
We want to empower you to manage energy use at home. If you haven’t already, I encourage you take a moment and download the free Baldwin EMC app (see page 35 for more info on the app). Through the app, you can conveniently monitor and manage your energy use. And we’re of course here to help, so give us a call if you have questions about your energy bills.
Baldwin EMC is continuously examining ways to operate more efficiently while continuing to provide the highest level of friendly, reliable service you expect and deserve. After all, we’re your local co-op. We were built by the members we serve.