Manager’s Message — November 2019
Reasons to be Thankful
At my family’s Thanksgiving dinner each year, we all take turns saying something we are grateful for. My list is usually the same: good health, loving family and friends, and a job serving the great people in our community.
I’m so thankful to be part of Northern Lights Inc. Our employees are some of the hardest working people I know. Our mission is to provide affordable, reliable, safe electricity, but we also aim to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. It is a mission we all take seriously.
I’m thankful for NLI because it allows employees to live alongside those we serve. The beauty of a cooperative is that it is locally owned and operated—there are no distant shareholders pulling the strings behind the scenes. Members elect members to serve on the board of directors and govern the cooperative. We are your neighbors, your friends and your family.
I’m thankful for our co-op because it serves a vibrant force in the local economy. NLI is invested in the future of its communities. In 2019, NLI sponsored several programs that support youth, education and those who need financial assistance in our service territory. We participated in many local community events, such as the Fourth of July parade, numerous blood drives and food drives. From giving scholarships to college-bound young adults to reaching out to members with information that will help them save energy and money, we care about the people and towns we serve.
Finally, I’m thankful for you, our members and faithful readers, because without you there would be no NLI.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Northern Lights!