LCEC is governed by members driven by the goal of improving the quality of life through the delivery of reliable electricity and excellent service at the most reasonable price possible. Business decisions are made in the best interest of LCEC members/customers, not investors or government officials. Members have the opportunity to be considered for Board of Trustees positions. Each member also has the option to vote annually to elect Trustees.
After all, who knows what is important to the membership more than the members themselves? It is a business model that has proven to be successful for nearly two centuries. Cooperative businesses have lower failure rates than traditional corporations and small businesses within the first five years of business. The resilience of electric cooperatives has been witnessed over the past 75 years. There are more than 900 cooperatives in the United States delivering electricity to 42 million customers across 56 percent of the nation’s landmass. The power of your membership is part of something big.