One of the seven principles that guide all co-ops is “concern for community.” To me, this principle is the essential core of TCEC and it sets us apart from other electric utilities.
October is National Co-op Month, and electric cooperatives across the country are highlighting the many ways community is part of our DNA.
The cooperative contributes financially to schools, first responders, nonprofits and community events throughout the year. While this support is much appreciated and needed, TCEC also encourages its employees to be active in their communities.
Many employees coach sports and belong to civic organizations such as the Boise City Rotary Club, Guymon Rotary Club and others. Our employees also volunteer as first responders for local fire departments and emergency medical services.
As a cooperative, we belong to local chamber of commerce organizations. Our employees represent the cooperative at area chamber meetings in Beaver, Boise City, Guymon, Hooker, and in Elkhart, Kansas. We sponsor county fairs in Beaver, Guymon, Boise City and Elkhart. We sponsor festivals like the Cimarron Territory Celebration and the World Championship Cow Chip Throw in Beaver as well as the rodeos in Guymon and Elkhart.
We are your friends and neighbors. In 1945, TCEC was built by the community to serve the community, and that’s what we’ll continue to do — community is at our core.