Celebrating Membership: October is National Co-op Month.

October 2, 2022

Fall is a busy time, and October is a particularly eventful month with a full swing of school, community, and sports activities. It’s also when all cooperatives celebrate National Co-op Month. When I say Union Power Cooperative celebrates Co-op Month, we celebrate you! After all, our co-op wouldn’t exist without you—our members.

Our core business purpose is to serve as your electricity provider, but the larger mission of the co-op is to help make our corner of the world a better place. “Concern for community” is one of seven guiding principles that all co-ops share.

Similar to how our wires run through our service territory, our concern for community flows through all of our decisions—because being a co-op means being a responsible partner and good neighbor.

Union Power Cooperative works to help our communities thrive through initiatives led by our employees and a local board comprised of neighbors who live right here in our community. Because we’re local, we understand our communities’ unique needs and strive to help meet them.

We’re proud to support local youth through our Union Power College Scholarships, Basketball Camps, Youth Tour scholarship programs, and other community needs in our five-county service area.

The word “cooperative” is close to “cooperation,” meaning people working together towards a common goal—mutually benefitting one another and the larger community. That’s the essence of the cooperative spirit. Our employees and member-elected board members are invested in the community where they live and serve.

Union Power Cooperative is continuously examining ways to operate more efficiently while providing the highest level of friendly, reliable service you expect and deserve. After all, we’re your local co-op. We were built by the members we serve.