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Cooperative Principle 2: Democratic Member Control

The principle that most distinguishes a cooperative business from others is Democratic Member Control. It’s the foundation on which the co-op is built, ensuring that every action taken will serve the members’ needs.

At ECE, we don’t just say you have a voice in the operation of your co-op; you really do.

The members you elect to represent you as directors are connected to our communities through home, family and work. They care about the local economy and the quality of life we enjoy. Access to safe, reliable electricity
at the lowest cost possible is as important to them as it is to you.

ECE directors oversee the co-op’s operations, ensuring that your interests are represented in every decision made. They are accountable to you. They’re your voice at the state capital and in the halls of Congress, where they meet with legislators to advocate for balanced and responsible energy policies.

Through Democratic Member Control, you guide the business of your cooperative. It’s a unique arrangement that puts power in your hands and exemplifies the co-op advantage.


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