I always love this time of year when we get to celebrate holidays with family and friends. It gives us an excuse to enjoy way too many of those seasonal goodies while reminiscing about the past and looking forward to what the future has in store for us. While we have so much to be thankful for it is important that we also remember to help those in need, and with special needs.
We have articles in this issue of the magazine about cooperatives and their members helping others. One of our seven foundational principles is “Concern for Community.” Cooperatives are an integral part of the communities they serve as their employees and directors live, raise their families, and are active participants in those communities.
Cooperatives contribute their time and resources towards helping their communities, especially in rural areas where resources aren’t always plentiful.
That focus on helping our members and the communities we serve is the mission that solidified my career with electric cooperatives over 25 years ago.
I enjoyed writing this Viewpoint column in my first full year as President and CEO of the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives.
I continue to appreciate the opportunity to let more than 1.5 million monthly readers know how much we value them, and how their electric cooperatives do everything they can to serve their members. I pray everyone has a great holiday season and a safe and healthy 2023.
Brian S. Mosier, President & CEO
Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives