The show must go on.
Though we were in the middle of one of the largest outage restorations in recent history, Noble REMC’s annual meeting proceeded as scheduled June 14.
The meeting was held live on Facebook and focused on the current success of the REMC, while outlining the future of the cooperative.
CEO Ron Raypole touted the co-op’s dedication to safety, having reached a benchmark of 37 consecutive years of safety accreditation, and commented on LigTel Communications taking the lead on deploying high-speed internet throughout our service territory, with the co-op supporting the project.
His speech also focused on Noble REMC’s continued commitment to the local community through our Operation Round Up grant program, our annual patronage capital cash back distribution and the reliability and affordability of our service.
“As energy costs continue to rise, Noble REMC will do everything in our power to continue to provide the reliable, affordable and safe electricity you have come to expect. I am proud to report that our electric rates remain some of the lowest in the state, with an average homeowner paying only $5 a day,” Raypole said. “Our dedicated staff plays a major role and holds the key to our success each and every year. We are committed to taking care of our members and are passionate about providing excellent customer service, something that is becoming harder and harder to find.”
Board Chairman Rick Robertson added that the REMC is in solid financial shape and continues to follow the strategic plan in place, which includes maintaining safety as the co-op’s first priority, operating efficiently, providing competitive rates and supporting economic development.
Also at the meeting, all three candidates running for the Noble REMC Board of Directors were re-elected to their respective positions:
- Jay Wysong will continue to lead members in District 1,
- Rick Robertson will continue to represent District 2 and
- Doug Burnworth will continue to lead District 8.