Illinois electric cooperatives answer the call for help during Hurricane Florence

Coops in IA, IL, IN, OH, MO, KY, TN, AR, LA, MS, AL, FL are sending crews to VA, NC, SC, GA.

One of the 7 guiding principles of cooperatives is Cooperation among Cooperatives and is clearly exhibited when another cooperative needs help. Hurricane Florence has presented that situation and linemen from 19 Illinois cooperatives answered the call for help from North Carolina and Virginia. The Illinois crews left on Thursday morning to travel to a staging […]

New Legal and Government Relations Coordinator

We are excited to announce that Kristin Banks has accepted the position of Legal and Government Relations Coordinator within the AIEC’s L&GR Dept.  Kristin has been with the AIEC for over 20 years, most recently as the Coordinator of Workers’ Compensation and Youth Programs in the Member Services Dept.  Her knowledge and experience will be […]

Adams Electric Cooperative holds 79th annual meeting of members

Despite disruptive storms in the area, all necessary business was conducted during Adams Electric Cooperative’s 79th annual meeting of members held Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Bailey Park. Members still braved the weather with approximately 1,000 meals being served. The event included many activities for kids, more than 30 local vendors, organizational booths and a porkchop […]

AIEC welcomes new employee

Cortney Graham has joined the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives as Manager of Regulatory Compliance. Graham is an accomplished environmental, health and safety (EHS) professional with 12 years experience in Health and Safety Management Systems, OSHA, EPA and ISO 1401. She was recently with City, Water, Light & Power (CWLP) in Springfield and formerly an […]

McDonough Power holds 81st Annual Meeting

Consumer-members of McDonough Power Cooperative enjoyed music by regional band Crossover and a pork chop sandwich dinner prior to the start of their 81st Annual Meeting of Members held at The Crossing on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The annual meeting helps members participate in the Cooperative Principle of Democratic Member Control by voting on a slate […]

AIEC Chairman’s Award presented at annual meeting

Fourteen individuals received the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ (AIEC) Chairman’s Award at the AIEC Annual Meeting July 26-27. The Chairman’s Award exists to honor those who exhibit outstanding achievement or effort by an individual or group. The group was presented the award for their quick action in saving one of their own. During a […]

Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative holds 79th Annual Meeting

Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative (SIEC) members gathered at Shawnee Community College on Aug. 2 for their 79th Annual Meeting of Members. Before the business meeting, attendees were entertained Bill Forness & One More Round, a Johnny Cash tribute band. During the business meeting, members were given updates on the condition of their cooperative by Board […]

Crawford Awarded Supervisory Certificate

Ambyr Crawford, engineering and training specialist for AIEC, is awarded recognition from AIEC President/CEO Duane Noland for completing the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Supervisory Certificate Program. This program delivers instruction on core competencies in the areas of leadership, communication and basic administrative skills.

Cheatham Completes Management Essentials Program

Valerie Cheatham, AIEC’s vice president of communications, is awarded the Management Essentials Program (MEC) certificate from AIEC President/CEO Duane Noland after completing her courses from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). The MEC program provides personal, interpersonal and group skills to be influential in one-on-one situations, facilitate group performance and become effective managers. To obtain this certificate, individuals must complete four core courses […]

Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association’s 80th annual meeting of members

The new headquarters of Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association (EECA) in Murphysboro was the site of the 80th annual meeting of members on July 17. Members were served dinner beginning at 4:30 p.m. and had the opportunity to take bucket truck rides, watch a Live Line demonstration and enjoy kettle corn, Dilly Bars, and balloon animals. […]