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    Logan County Electric Cooperative

    September 2018

    Logan County Electric CooperativePlease Join Us in Congratulating the Logan County Electric Cooperative as September’s Logan County Chamber Entrepreneur & Business of the Month.

    On October 21, 1936 Logan County residents and businesses were changed forever when electricity was turned on for the first time in the rural areas of the county. With the signing of a contract with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) in January 1936, and subsequent permission from the Logan County Commissioners, the Logan County Power and Light Cooperative Association, Inc. began construction of power lines on May 25, 1936. 82 years later, the Logan County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) now serves 4,620 member-owners and maintains 679 miles of electric lines in Logan County.

    As a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, Logan County Electric Cooperative was founded on four principles that guide the decisions they make: integrity, accountability, innovation and community. LCEC further demonstrates their commitment to integrity by practicing the seven cooperative principles – voluntary and open membership, democratic member control, member economic participation, autonomy and independence, education, cooperative among cooperatives, and concern for community. These principles serve as guidelines for LCEC to ensure all functions are for the common good of their membership. With strong values and principles, LCEC is constantly working to bring power to Logan County with integrity - a value where words and actions must align with one another.

    Logan County Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit electric utility led by a board of directors that consist of their member-owners. As a not-for-profit utility LCEC delivers electricity to their members at cost, and returns excess earnings back to their member-owners! Since 1936, Logan County Electric Cooperative has returned over $9,000,000 to their members. This is integrity in action.

    Logan County Electric CooperativeWith a team of 20 employees, Logan County Electric Cooperative strives to serve their members in a way that exceeds their expectations. General Manager, Rick Petty, serves the cooperative’s members with a kind and caring team that is consistently ranked among some of the highest cooperatives in the nation. They all work and operate with their members’ best interest in mind – guided by LCEC’s values and principles.

    Logan County Electric Cooperative values the Logan County community. They exist for the purpose of powering the community and empowering their members to improve their quality of life. “It’s easy to choose to be a member of an organization that shares these values. The Chamber of Commerce seeks to serve the community just like we do,” said Michael Wilson, Director of Communications, when asked about their chamber membership. “The strongest communities share more than just affordable electricity; they share the same values.”

    Logan County Electric Cooperative
    1587 C. R. 32 N.
    Bellefontaine, OH 43311
    (937) 592-4781