Message From Your Manager
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Alan Lesley, General Manager
’Tis the season, and most of us will spend this month shopping for, buying, wrapping and giving gifts. If you value our community like I do, you might go out of your way to buy locally.
I love the feeling of walking into my favorite locally owned shop, restaurant or store and knowing that the products, labor and profit involved can make a positive impact on my community. The spirit of Main Street is embodied in these businesses, just like it is in Comanche Electric Cooperative.
Electric co-ops are as local and community-centered as they come. Founded to bring electricity to communities that didn’t interest the big, investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives have been a cornerstone of community and economic development in rural America and beyond for decades.
The feeling I get when I frequent local businesses in our community is the same feeling I get when I walk into work at the co-op every day: pride. I am proud to be a part of an organization that serves the community in which we live instead of a group of shareholders who might never set foot in our service territory.
Your electric cooperative is a nonprofit. When we make more money than we need to keep the lights on safely and reliably, we return it to our members in the form of capital credits. This means that after all co-op expenses are paid, any additional money we earn goes back into our community instead of into a shareholder’s pocket.
And because we are owned by you, our members, we have a vested interest in making sure our community prospers. We do this by investing in economic development and community service programs.
I hope you view Comanche Electric Cooperative not just as your electric utility provider but also as a local business that brings pride and prosperity to our community. If you are interested in learning more, please stop by the co-op or give us a call.
We believe that being a part of this community is the most valuable gift, and we hope you feel the same way. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone in your family, from everyone at your co-op family.