We are joining 30,000 cooperatives nationwide this month to celebrate National Co-op Month, which recognizes the many ways cooperatives are committed to strengthening the local communities they serve.
Clark County REMC delivers electricity to approximately 21,000 member-owners in our seven-county service area. Delivering safe, reliable, affordable power is our top priority, but we are also invested in our communities because we are locally owned and operated. Revenue generated by Clark County REMC goes back to Main Street, not Wall Street.
Rural America is served by a network of about 1,000 electric cooperatives, most of which were formed in the 1930s and 40s to bring electricity to farms and rural communities that large, investor-owned power companies had no interest in serving because of the higher costs involved in serving low-population and low-density areas.
In addition to providing the vital power co-op members depend on, Clark County REMC gives back to the local community with youth programs, safety awareness for all ages, as well as giving back to the community with food drives and much more.
We hope that you will join us during the month of October when we recognize National Co-op Month. Our lobby will be set up with special Co-op Month treats and giveaways. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
DAVID A. VINCE