While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities.
Electric cooperatives operate differently from other electric utilities in many ways, but especially because co-ops put the needs of their members first. Cooperative Principle #7, Concern for Community, emphasizes this “why” behind co-ops. While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities.
In addition to Flathead Electric Cooperative’s unwavering efforts to keep electricity affordable and reliable in the communities we serve, we are proud to say that our concern for those communities is a driving force behind the decisions made by Trustees and staff. We help make our communities safer through the Roundup for Safety program, which has funded over 1,300 projects through member donations. We use unclaimed capital credits to fund over $117,000 in yearly scholarships to area students. Our Ribeye Raffle has raised $52,386 in cash and donated approximately 6,000 pounds of meat to area food banks. We host regular blood drives, send several high school students to Washington, D.C., each summer, and offer local organizations time on our KOFI hosted radio show, the Co-op Community Spotlight.