Saying goodbye

Kim Burton retires from the cooperative

Posted on Feb 06 2022 in Miami-Cass REMC
Kim Burton

On Feb. 17, I will officially retire after 16½ years of serving you, our members. 

When I started at Miami-Cass REMC, I was hired as its energy advisor. I enjoyed helping you save money by being more energy efficient and making your home more comfortable. I then transitioned to director of member services. I will always be grateful for working at the REMC.

The best part of my career was being your energy advisor. I was able to come into your home and help you by making suggestions on how to make your home more comfortable while also reducing your electric bill. The Touchstone Energy Home program is a favorite of mine, and it has helped several members enjoy a nice home that was affordable to heat and cool, along with being energy efficient. I enjoyed meeting and serving our members more than any other part of the job.

I’ve had the privilege to meet with other electric cooperatives’ energy advisors and communicators, both here in Indiana and nationally, to learn what they are doing in serving their members. This interaction has been unbelievably valuable in helping me serve you.

Another part of my job that was personally fulfilling was being involved in our youth programs. The 4-H Electric program (sponsoring and judging), Indiana Youth Tour (a trip to Washington, D.C.), Camp Kilowatt, and doing safety demonstrations for fourth graders are programs I will miss.

Many improvements have been made at the REMC during my time here, like hourly-use data and prepaid metering. As well, broadband metering is now bringing high speed internet to your homes.

I will miss visiting with our members, but hope to attend some of the annual meetings to visit with you. I know the commitment to the members will continue to be a top priority at Miami-Cass REMC. I am lucky to be able to retire with my health, and I look forward to seeing you as a retiree. The folks who are assuming my responsibilities share the same commitment to our members and community that I do. Therefore, I know you will be in good hands. 

Lastly, I want to thank our members, Wabash Valley Power Alliance (our power provider), Indiana Electric Cooperatives (our statewide service organization) and my co-workers for making my time at Miami-Cass REMC a very enjoyable experience. I will deeply miss working with all of you.