Membership matters

Posted on May 25 2018 in Noble REMC


Cooperative employees and directors are often asked why customers are called “members.” The answer is simple — our members own our business.

Every decision Noble REMC makes directly benefits you – our owner-members. 

Member driven and member owned, we look out for you because we are you. With members in charge, you can feel confident that the decisions made are in your best interest and in the best interest of our communities.

That means our members have a say in how our co-op is run. The cooperative business model offers members a way to meet our common need for reliable, affordable electricity through a democratically-owned business. This model assures that no one benefits at the expense of others and that it helps build our community for the long-term.

Distribution cooperatives are the foundation of the electric cooperative network. Putting members first is as important to Noble REMC today as it was when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Rural Electrification Act in 1935.

Noble REMC is proudly led by the seven cooperative principles: voluntary and open membership; democratic member control; members’ economic participation; autonomy and independence; education, training and information; cooperation among cooperatives; and concern for community.

Guided by these standards, Noble REMC lives its values through a trusted business structure that balances the needs of individuals and the community. These values represent the cooperative difference and are how we earn the trust of our members every day.

Working together, we are part of something special — a nationwide network owned and controlled by people like you. 

That’s why membership matters.

RON RAYPOLE is President/CEO at Noble REMC.