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Get Involved! Join Us at the Annual Meeting

Message from General Manager Brian R. Acosta

One of my favorite events is coming up on April 10, when Magic Valley Electric Cooperative will host our annual meeting for you, the members we proudly serve. I always look forward to this event because it’s a great opportunity for me and our employees to talk with our members and hear what’s on their minds.

We hope you’ll join us for the annual meeting, which will take place at the Hynes Event Center in Mercedes, Texas. We thank you in advance for getting involved because your participation means so much to us.

During the annual meeting, we’ll share a few brief business updates, and we’re going to have a lot of fun too! We’ll have snacks, several prizes, and other activities. Spending time with you, our members, and hearing your take on our community’s energy future is so important to us. We need to hear from you and your neighbors as we strive to meet the long-term needs of all MVEC members.

Gaining guidance and perspective from our members and board helps set priorities for the co-op and guide future decisions. The annual meeting is also a time for members to vote on the co-op’s board of directors.

This local input means those closest to the community know its needs and priorities and help direct where co-op dollars are spent. Every year, we invest in our system to help maintain reliability and grid resilience. By making these investments in our local infrastructure, we can ensure you have reliable power for everyday life.

Most consumers likely don’t equate active involvement with their electric company with helping their community. But MVEC is not an ordinary utility company. We’re a cooperative, and our business model is meant to serve the members and the community in which it operates.

Our core purpose and mission is to provide safe, reliable and affordable power. But as a co-op, we’re also motivated by service to our community, rather than profits. We hope you’ll exercise the benefits of your co-op membership and join us for the annual meeting on April 10. We look forward to seeing you!