Powering communities and empowering lives.Dixie Electric Mission Statement
Dixie Electric’s Core Values
We are committed to making safety the most important aspect of our culture for our employees and members.
We are committed to keeping our members at the heart of all we do and are committed to staying true to the cooperative principles.
Employee Support, Development, and Loyalty
We are committed to creating a culture in which our employees can reach their full potential through a productive work environment, development opportunities, and competitive compensation.
We will strive to provide reliable electrical service at an economical rate to our members while building and maintaining a quality electrical system.
We will strive to do the right thing in all that we do and in the decisions we make.
We will support our local community through charitable, educational, and economic development opportunities.
Dixie Electric Power Association is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative. As a cooperative, we operate by the seven cooperative principles:
- Voluntary and Open Membership
- Cooperatives are voluntary organizations open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.
- Democratic Member Control
- Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the general membership. In primary cooperatives, members have equal voting rights – one member, one vote.
- Members’ Economic Participation
- Members contribute to, and democratically control, the capital of their cooperative. At least part of that capital is usually the common property of the cooperative. Members allocate surpluses for any or all of the following purposes: developing the cooperative, possibly by setting up reserves, part of which at least would be indivisible; benefiting members in proportion to their transactions with the cooperative; and supporting other activities approved by the membership.
- Autonomy and Independence
- Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If they enter into agreements with other organizations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their cooperative autonomy.
- Education, Training, and Information
- Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperatives. They inform the general public – particularly young people and opinion leaders – about the nature and benefits of cooperation.
- Cooperation among Cooperatives
- Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional, and international structures.
- Concern for Community
- While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies accepted by their members.