EnerStar Electric Cooperative has announced the director election results on voting which concluded on March 28. The cooperative is a democratically controlled, not-for-profit electric co-op that is governed by nine directors elected by and from the members of their respective voting districts to serve a three-year term in office.
Jeff Zimmerman of Oakland ran unopposed and was re-elected in Voting District A.
As a not-for-profit rural electric cooperative, EnerStar is owned by the members who receive electricity from our cooperative. At the end of the year, after all the revenues have been collected and all the expenses are paid, the remaining margins (profits) are allocated to members who received electric service during the year. These are called capital credits. They represent member equity in our cooperative.
Our co-op is committed to the welfare and safety of our valued membership, our dedicated employees, and the communities we serve. In that spirit of community, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, following the CDC recommendation and the recent Illinois school closings, the Annual Meeting scheduled for March 28, 2020 has been postponed.
Completed voting ballots can be returned one of three ways. The cooperative highly encourages members to mail their ballots. These should be received by March 26. However, there are two options for hand-delivering ballots. Ballots can be placed in EnerStar’s night deposit box by Friday, March 27, 2020 or brought to the Crestwood School on Saturday, March 28, 2020, where the cooperative will have temporary facilities in the parking lot between 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Election results will be announced shortly after.
Keeping the lights on is our priority. Recent events have triggered portions of our Emergency Response Plan. To keep our workforce healthy and able to serve our members, some employees will be working remotely and the EnerStar lobby will be closed beginning Monday, March 16. You can count on our employees to serve our members’ needs and restore power outages promptly. Payments can be made over the phone, through our website at or mobile SmartHub app, left in the night deposit box, or at MoneyGram locations using the billing code 15228. The co-op will reimburse any Money Gram processing fee of $1.50 per transaction. With your needs, call us at 800-635-4145 or email at email@example.com.
When you make energy-efficiency upgrades, you save energy, save money, and help keep the planet squeaky clean. By our count, that makes for a win-win-win-win situation. Not too shabby, right? We will take it one step further. Sometimes those upgrades qualify for rebates and incentives from EnerStar.
EnerStar is fortunate to have employees with many years of experience. At the 81st Annual Meeting of Members held on March 28, two employees were recognized for their years of service. From left to right: Jim Lewis (20 years) and Jake Keys (10 years). Thank you for your service to our cooperative!
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