GVEC is heavily engaged in the growth and development of the communities we serve. We support local initiatives with community grants and assist our area Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development offices in attracting industry and events, which work to create jobs and help our local economies prosper. GVEC also consistently works with state and national representatives on legislative initiatives. Why is GVEC involved? We stay involved because your life is directly impacted by the affordability of your electricity and the jobs, programs, and organizations available to you in your community.
As a service-oriented Cooperative, our scope of work would not be complete without giving back to the communities we live, work and play in alongside our member-owners. Throughout the year, we spend time recognizing important role models such as emergency first responders and local teachers and administrators for their selfless efforts in protecting and educating our communities. This, in addition to ongoing youth and community support programs, leadership training, and economic development efforts, is an important part of the Cooperative way of supporting our neighbors, organizations, and programs that mean so much to us all.
It is easy to understand the continuous investment in electric system improvements and necessary support facilities behind them. However, know that GVEC is also vested in providing additional services because our interests are aligned with our members. From the beginning, the Cooperative purpose has been to empower people and communities, and each year provides new opportunities to fulfill unmet needs in unexpected ways.