Why Voting Matters

A message from General Manager Tom Wolfenbarger


Why Voting Matters


Conversations with members are one of the many reasons I look forward to Butler Rural Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting. You, the members we serve, always bring value to the discussion, and I know our co-op team is energized by these interactions.

If you’ve never attended the annual meeting, I’d encourage you to participate. Why? Because input from members like you matters and helps drive the direction of the co-op.

At the annual meeting, we report on current initiatives and discuss the financial health and priorities for the coming years. And equally important, this is an opportunity for Butler Rural Electric Cooperative to hear from you.

You have the power
During the annual meeting, we will announce the election results for the board members who will represent you and our community’s interests in the co-op. As a member of Butler Rural Electric Cooperative, you have the power to help shape our community’s energy future.

Electric co-ops are democratically controlled by the members we serve, which means you have a say in who governs our co-op. By voting in the annual board election, you can weigh in on the leaders who will make important decisions about the future of the cooperative and our local energy needs.

Butler Rural Electric Cooperative’s board of directors are community-minded individuals with different skill sets. We rely on them to help us make more informed decisions on long-term priorities and investments. Butler Rural Electric Cooperative has nine directors who live in the co-op’s service area. We consider them
the eyes and ears of the community because they provide their unique perspective on various local issues.


2024 election
Four members are candidates for this year’s election. Their names, biographies, and videos are here.

We want to make voting as convenient as possible for our members, so we offer a variety of ways for you to participate. You can vote online, through SmartHub, or by mail. 

If you’ve never been to an annual meeting or it’s been a while, we hope you’ll stop by. We’ll have fun activities for all ages, so we hope to see you and your family there. Join us for food, fun, door prizes, and more. All members who attend the event will receive a giveaway and will be entered to win door prizes and bill credits.

Your Butler Rural Electric Cooperative team will be ready to answer any energy-related questions you may have, from electric vehicle options to ways to manage your home energy use. We look forward to seeing you at the annual meeting on April 25 at our new location — Spooky Nook Sports Champion Mill 1.

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