CEO Column: We’re Celebrating You!
By Brian Heithoff, Trico CEO and GM
This month, we’re celebrating YOU
October is National Co-op Month, a time when we celebrate you – our Members.
Our core business purpose is to serve as your energy provider, but the larger mission of the co-op is to make a difference in the communities we serve by providing our Members cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions.
All cooperatives adhere to the same set of seven principles that reflect our core values of service, dependability, innovation and integrity. The Cooperative Principles are essential to the co-op business model and benefit all Members of the co-op.
“Concern for community” is one of seven guiding principles that all co-ops share. Because we’re local, we understand our community’s unique needs and strive to help meet them.
We’re proud to support local youth through our Washington Youth Tour and scholarship programs. We support charitable organizations through our POWER Grants program, which provides grants to community organizations, schools, veteran’s groups, first responders, and food banks.
The word “cooperative” is close to “cooperation,” meaning people working together towards a common goal—mutually benefitting one another and the larger community. That’s the essence of the cooperative spirit.
Above all, as a co-op we put our Members’ priorities first. As your trusted energy partner, we know that saving energy and money is important to you. That’s why we offer energy efficiency programs, such as our Tree Program and Energy Saving Workshops.
For Trico, a commitment to providing our Members with renewable energy alternatives is critical. Our website is a great resource if you’re interested in solar or electric vehicles. You can also call us if you have any questions about renewable energy.
We want to empower you to manage energy use at home. Through our SmartHub app, you can conveniently monitor and manage your energy use.
Trico is continuously examining ways to operate more efficiently while continuing to provide the highest level of friendly, reliable service you expect and deserve. After all, we’re your local co-op. We were built by the Members we serve.