When Kankakee Valley REMC was founded over 80 years ago, each member – consumer contributed an equal share to obtain electricity that benefited not only themselves but the entire community. Back then, every member-consumer had an equal vote in matters that affected the cooperative. We still believe in our guiding principles of equitable economic participation… Continue reading.
It is that time of year again! Kankakee Valley REMC employees and directors are gearing up for the 2021 annual meeting event, to be held on Aug. 26 at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso. If you have never attended before, I encourage you to join us. Although our employees did an excellent job… Continue reading.
As you’ve likely heard, President Joe Biden has proposed a sweeping infrastructure and jobs bill that would affect electric cooperatives through increased investment in broadband, energy improvements and electric vehicles while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Our power supplier, Wabash Valley Power Alliance, is keeping a close eye on this bill, namely these specific items that… Continue reading.
As a member-owner of this cooperative you have a voice. There are many ways you can make your voice heard. One way is to vote in the board of directors election. Another is to provide feedback to us. Recently, we asked you to weigh in on the upcoming annual meeting through a short online survey…. Continue reading.
Over the past couple of issues, I’ve provided a sneak peek at the strategic plan our staff and directors have created. It will ensure Kankakee Valley REMC continues to meet our member-consumers’ needs safely, efficiently, and most of all, affordably. As a member-owned cooperative, we’re unlike most other businesses. Instead of focusing on the bottom… Continue reading.
This is article two of three in the series. Last month, I talked about the strategic plan our staff and directors developed to ensure a bright future for your co-op. My first column discussed some of the technological and financial issues we are exploring, as well as improvements we hope to make. A key aspect… Continue reading.
Early last year, our staff and directors gathered to consider Kankakee Valley REMC’s future. We developed a three-year strategic plan to help us prepare for the needs of both our membership and our co-op. This is the first in a series of three columns in which I will share insight into our plans. As you… Continue reading.
With the end of 2020 just around the corner, I can’t help but reflect on your cooperative’s many successes throughout the year. To kick off the year, your cooperative’s leadership team developed a strategic plan to help drive continuous improvements while also focusing on our strengths. We developed a variety of goals relating to finance,… Continue reading.
Over the years, you’ve probably heard or read about Kankakee Valley REMC’s concern for our community. Our community focus is one of the core principles that distinguishes us from other utilities. I am proud of the many programs we offer that address every sector of our community. Programs like the Operation Round Up Trust help… Continue reading.
Planning a major event is never easy, but in the middle of a pandemic, it’s just this side of impossible. The Kankakee Valley REMC staff considered a variety of options for our annual meeting before deciding a drive-in style would be the best way to ensure a fun event while protecting everyone’s health. Staff members… Continue reading.
Each year, the cooperative hosts a meeting so member-consumers can gather as a community, hear from co-op leaders and elect fellow member-consumers to the board of directors. Due to COVID-19, your cooperative had to create an alternative option to ensure the safety of our membership, employees, and board of directors. Co-op employees decided to put… Continue reading.
You are more than just a customer who purchases power from Kankakee Valley REMC. You are also a member. As a member-consumer, you can help select who serves on your cooperative’s board of directors. In addition to board members being member-consumers just like you, they are also accountable to the membership. When you vote in… Continue reading.