Commitment to Community – June 2019 CEO Message

Daniel Carlisle

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative prides itself on our commitment to our local communities. In 2019, our Member Services department created a Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals statement to guide us in our activities. While focusing on the needs of our members, TWEC supports our community in a variety of ways: 

Operation Round Up – Since 2002, members have raised and donated over $510,000 for more than 685 local community service projects.

Economic Development Loans – TWEC manages a USDA rural development loan fund that has provided loans to new and growing businesses in our area. 

Scholarships – Dozens of local students have benefitted from scholarships funded by unclaimed TWEC capital credits. 

Safety Presentations – Cooperative employees visit area elementary schools with an interactive simulator display and teach kids how to stay safe around electricity. 

Community Groups – Our TWEC employees and directors are active participants on local committees and boards to promote economic development in our area.

Local Investment – Local electric cooperatives are, in many cases, some of the most important economic drivers in a rural community. As a rural electric co-op, we utilize local vendors and service providers whenever possible.

Area Celebrations – TWEC sponsors local community celebrations each year.  

New This Year – TWEC will sponsor a movie in the park in Bertha on July 11th, coinciding with Bertha Days. Cooperative members and the general public are invited to attend. TWEC is also sponsoring a MN Play Ball youth baseball clinic for any and all youth in the area to enjoy in Staples on July 12th.  

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative is genuinely concerned about and invested in our local communities. Please know that we work hard every day to support and grow the communities we serve!