Member Involvement and Transparency: The genesis of EMCs was to support rural communities with electricity and related services when this was unaffordable from the for-profit electric utilities. With their collective sacrifices, investments and vision, EMCs improved the quality of their Members’ lives and those for generations to come. That legacy is about working together to achieve a higher quality of life for Member-Owners and future generations. With over 200,000 members, the nine Directors on the Board serve as your district representatives. Votes and representation matter. Because of the small percentage of members who vote for the Board of Directors, Collier would like to promote greater participation, with more voices heard and new ideas introduced. Opportunities exist outside monthly board meetings, recycle days, and the Annual Meeting Roundup. The digital communication footprint for Cobb EMC is expanding and reaching more Members, but currently less than 7% of approximately 200,000 Members vote. Collier believes in encouraging Member involvement and promoting awareness of Cobb EMC’s community services beyond simply providing electricity.
Rates: Cobb EMC has the lowest rates in the state of Georgia. To further lower Member costs, Collier plans to promote energy efficiency in homes to reduce their usage, especially during the summer and winter months. This reduces the need to renew expensive fossil fuel power contracts. Collier also proposes free energy efficiency audits for high usage members.