Western Illinois Electrical Coop. Cancels 2020 Annual Meeting

Carthage, IL – Friday, May 29, 2020 – Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Western Illinois Electrical Coop. Board of Directors has cancelled the organization’s 2020 annual meeting. The Western Illinois Electrical Coop. meeting is typically held in late June, but had already been pushed back to Thursday, August 27 due to the pandemic.

“This is not a decision that our Board took lightly,” explained Kent Flesner, Board President. “The health and safety of our membership is of the utmost importance and we greatly appreciate our members’ understanding in our choosing to uphold one of our seven Cooperative Principles – Concern for Community.”

“We want our members to know that Western Illinois Electrical Coop’s critical business operations continue without interruption,” says Todd Grotts, Western Illinois Electrical Coop. Manager. “We’re not only looking out for the best interest of our members and the public but also taking careful and necessary steps to ensure the health and well-being of our employees so we can continue meeting the needs of our members through this period of uncertainty.”

Western Illinois Electrical Coop’s commitment to our members and our community remains strong and our employees, in all areas of our cooperative, continue to work to provide safe and reliable electricity while properly social distancing. Western Illinois Electrical Coop. member service representatives are available to assist members who are impacted by the pandemic situation. Those members are asked to reach out to Western Illinois Electrical Coop. if they need to make payment arrangements or for financial assistance information.


Members with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact Western Illinois Electrical Coop. at 217-357-3125 or 800-576-3125.