Seven Cooperative Principles guide electric cooperatives. During Dixie Electric’s annual board elections, two of those principles work together to benefit the community: Democratic Member Control and Concern for Community.
Each year, from the end of August through mid-October, Dixie Electric members have the opportunity to vote in their annual board elections. Because Dixie Electric is a cooperative, they are democratically controlled by its membership, allowing its members to vote on the candidate they believe will best serve the needs of the co-op.
As an added incentive to increase voter participation, the Dixie Electric Board of Directors voted to donate $1 for every vote cast to be divided between three local food pantries in its area: Christian Food Mission in Laurel, Petal Children’s Task Force, and Samaritan’s Closet and Pantry in Waynesboro.
Due to another year of increased voting participation, Dixie Electric was able to present all three food pantries with a $1,900 donation to help feed those in need within the communities they serve during the holiday season.
Dixie Electric would like to thank its members who took the time to vote in the 2022 annual board elections, which also allowed them to continue their mission to be a catalyst for good within the community.