I hope everyone made it through all the gift-giving, family gatherings, football games, and food selections that come with the holiday season. For me, that leads to my New Year’s resolutions, which usually include exercise and eating healthier to recover from the past two months. This time of year is always exciting as we get a fresh start and look toward all the opportunities ahead of us in 2024.
One of the primary objectives of electric cooperatives is to do whatever it takes to safely keep the lights on for its members.
Our VMDAEC cooperatives recently had an opportunity to take that objective to Guatemala, where they were able to bring electricity to a village of 500 people for the first time. Our cover story this month goes over that incredible adventure and how it touched the lives of those villagers, along with the 19 volunteers who were able to participate. In typical cooperative fashion, we had more volunteers than we had available spots, as everyone wanted to help.
In this issue, we also have access to our 2024 online Legislative Guides, where you can find information about your state and federal legislators.
I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. We are blessed to be able to bring you this publication, and we look forward to bringing readers more interesting and exciting content in 2024.
Brian S. Mosier, President & CEO
Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives