Annual Meeting a Success

A new location and a combined venue for members attending the annual membership meeting.  Members from both Graham County Electric Cooperative (GCEC) and Graham County Utilities (GCU) attend the meeting on September 18th in the Pima High School gym.  Communication and interaction with our cooperative members are one of the most important jobs that cooperatives can do.  Meeting in person is the most effective way to discuss utility reliability, regulation and overall health of GCEC and GCU.  Members also get to interact with employees on a different level than in the typical work environment.  CEO/General Manager Phil Cook presented information and billing statements and the progress of the recent vote to sell GCU gas system to Southwest Gas.  Support from members are important, as well as AzGT support of GCEC's operations.  The industry continues to evolve through technology and regulatory changes at a rapid pace.  Mr. Cook discussed the future plans of the electric and water systems.  Many door prizes were handed out, along with a smart TV.  This year, the Graham County Electric Coop Foundation provided two lucky recipients with a $1,000 scholarship. Maloree Berrios (member) and Wyatt Wiltbank (parents members) were the recipients of the scholarship drawings.