Wednesday | March 1, 2023

Oakdale Electric Cooperative exists to provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy to our members. Equally important is our mission to enrich the lives of all members and to serve the long-term interests of our local communities. This is where you can help.

Oakdale Electric Cooperative is one of the few local organizations that is uniquely positioned to bring together all members of the community. It is worth noting that the health of the cooperative and the well-being of the community are closely intertwined.

As a member of the community, you have a perspective that is valuable––and we invite you to share it with us. At the annual meeting, co-op leaders will discuss priorities and challenges, and discuss the financial health and priorities for the coming years. The annual meeting is also the time to vote for new board members who will represent you––the membership. Board members are local consumers, just like you.

Your dollars are reinvested locally into improvements that impact the reliability and affordability of your energy, and Oakdale Electric Cooperative wants to hear from you to better inform our decisions as we plan for the future. Every energy bill you pay to the co-op helps ensure better service and reliability for the whole community.

While the digital world provides convenient options for communication, there are times when there is no substitute for in-person engagement. When members of our community come together for a common purpose, we improve the quality of life for all in our corner of the world.

If you’ve never attended our annual meeting, or if it’s been awhile, please stop by. Our co-op employees and members look forward to visiting with you! Mark your calendar for the annual meeting on Saturday, April 29, at Tomah Recreation Park – Recreation (gold) Building, 1625 Butts Ave. Tomah, WI.

Also, this year, we will be offering a new way to vote for our directors. We are partnering with a company called Survey & Ballot Systems to provide online voting. Members will now have the option to either vote by mail; vote online; vote through SmartHub, in the app or online; or vote in person at the annual meeting Saturday, April 29.

Detailed voting instructions are included on the 2023 Oakdale Electric Cooperative Director Election ballot that will be mailed and available online and in SmartHub on Friday, March 31.

I hope to see you at the meeting. As always, please feel free to contact us if you ever have any questions or concerns