We are honored to be welcomed into the homes of our readers for the 76th year. This publication started off as a newspaper in 1946 and has been informing and enlightening readers about their communities and the work electric cooperatives do ever since. While that will never change, we want to make sure we continue to look for ways to modernize the look of our magazine and provide additional benefits to enhance our readers’ experience.
To start off the New Year, we are excited to introduce a redesigned cover and magazine with a fresh look and additional interactive options. Along with providing digital content through flowcodes, we were able to move our contests online where we can have them more than once a month. Items like Mailbag and Happenings will be more accessible online and have extra space to expand. Through our partnership with Ag in the Classroom and other organizations, we’ll have a recipe section in the magazine with online, how-to videos.
You will notice our Legislative Guide has evolved into an interactive publication that will enable real-time updates, along with making each legislator accessible by email with just a few clicks from your computer, tablet or cellphone.
While we have expanded our interactive options, the main objective is to complement the quality print pages and stories that will always be the focus of Cooperative Living. It is exciting to use technology to build on the strong tradition of excellence that has been built here over the past three-quarters of a century.
As part of the redesign, I will have the opportunity to use this space to give you a periodic update on new and enhanced features of your Cooperative Living magazine.
Brian S. Mosier, President & CEO,
Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives,
publisher of Cooperative Living