From the Manager - May 2024
Students in green Youth Day 2024 shirts
Large group of Students in green Youth Day 2024 shirts posing by statue of Abe Lincoln

With the arrival of warmer weather, our crews are gearing up for maintenance and improvement projects across our service area. As we work diligently to enhance the reliability of your electric service, I urge everyone to be safe, especially when traveling near work zones.

Please exercise caution, adhere to posted speed limits and remain vigilant when approaching areas where our crews are working. Your cooperation ensures the safety of our dedicated team members and helps us complete our projects efficiently.

Switching gears, I am delighted to report the success of our recent trip to Springfield, where six outstanding juniors from our community had the opportunity to explore the rich history of our state’s capital. Our juniors had the privilege of meeting with their legislators, providing them with a unique opportunity to engage in Illinois politics. They also enjoyed a tour of Lincoln’s Home, where they gained valuable insights into the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln.

I am thrilled to announce that we have selected three exceptional students from the Springfield trip to embark on Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., in June. During their time in the nation’s capital, these students will have the opportunity to meet with their federal legislators and explore the rich history and culture of Washington, D.C.

This trip represents a unique opportunity for our students to engage with policymakers at the federal level and gain a deeper understanding of the workings of our government. I have no doubt that they will represent Clay County with the same level of enthusiasm and professionalism that they demonstrated in Springfield. I’m grateful to the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association for their parts in this opportunity.

As you may remember, we have been collecting member satisfaction surveys over the last few months. At CECI, we are committed to delivering exceptional service and meeting the needs of our members. I am pleased to share some of the results, which reaffirm our dedication to excellence.

According to the survey findings, our members have rated us an impressive 4.63 out of 5 in overall satisfaction. This exceptional rating serves as a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team members, who continuously strive to exceed your expectations.

Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we are grateful for the trust and confidence you have placed in Clay Electric Cooperative. Rest assured, we will continue to listen to your input and work tirelessly to provide you with the reliable service you deserve.

Lastly, keep an eye out for your member number in the middle of this magazine. We’ve hidden three member numbers in the pages. If you find yours and give us a call, you’ll get a $5 discount on your next bill! Happy hunting!