Mohave Electric Offices will be closed Monday, October 10, 2016
Many businesses will be closed in observance of Columbus Day however, Mohave Electric offices will be closed that day so that Mohave Electric employees can attend training in order to better serve our members. For a complete list of holiday closures, click on Member Services and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Mohave Electric Cooperative, together with the City of Bullhead City, is once again sponsoring Operation Cool Shade. Operation Cool Shade encourages the use of shade trees to help manage energy and save energy dollars by reducing air conditioning usage.
Four different types of desert-adapted shade trees are available to Cooperative members for the low price of $9 per tree. As an added bonus, Mohave Electric will include a free energy saving, compact fluorescent bulb with each tree purchased.
1,800 trees will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. The varieties offered, Shoestring Acacia, Willow Acacia, Chaste and Rosewood are recommended as being well-suited for our climate by the Master Gardeners of Bullhead City in association with University of Arizona College of Agriculture, and the horticulture professionals of Mountain States Wholesale Nursery. When planted on the sunny side of a home, trees shade the walls, roof, and windows, and help save energy dollars by reducing some of the need for air conditioning. Trees can also help reduce the need to add power generation resources because the energy you save doesn’t need to be produced.
Tree can be ordered at Mohave Electric’s Member Service office, 928 Hancock Road, Bullhead City. Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members receive CFL’s at time of tree purchase. Four tree limit per member.
Tree distribution will take place on Saturday, October 29, at the Bullhead City Public Works parking lot located across the street from Bullhead City Administration Complex, 1255 Marina Blvd.
The University of Arizona Mohave County Cooperative Extension Bullhead City Master Gardeners will hold a class on how to plant your trees on Thursday, October 20, 2 pm, at the Mohave County Library, 1170 Hancock Road in Bullhead City.
For more information call (928) 763-1100.
National Night Out
Join us Tuesday, October 4th at 5:30 pm, at our Member Service Office for National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” The nationwide effort promotes unity in communities and sends criminals a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. The annual event encourages neighbors to get together to form police-community partnerships, build neighborhood camaraderie, and promote crime prevention activities.
Join us for fun, snacks and free prizes. Help us work together to keep Bullhead City a safe community and give criminals the message they are not welcome in our neighborhoods.
In the 2012 elections, voter turnout in rural communities dropped by 18 percent—twice the decline seen nationally. That means the voice of rural America isn’t resonating as strongly as it should with our elected leaders and political candidates, and that the issues so important to us may not be front and center for them.
Fortunately, we have the power to turn this around. Together, we can boost voter engagement and turnout on Election Day by enhancing voter engagement. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) launched a major initiative to enhance voter engagement. The goal of the “Co-ops Vote” campaign is to boost voter turnout in areas served by cooperatives by encouraging electric co-op employees and their consumer members to exercise one of their most basic rights—the right to vote.
“America’s electric cooperatives are leaders in the communities they serve throughout the country with a powerful sense of their civic duty,” said NRECA Interim CEO Jeffrey Connor. “Co-ops Vote focuses elected leaders on the people who are most invested in the success of their own communities. With 42 million members across the nation, electric co-ops are a powerful voice on national issues that have a local impact. We want to be sure that voice is always heard, especially on Election Day.”
Working in collaboration with states and local co-ops, this non-partisan campaign will educate and engage all voters on important issues, such as ensuring continued access to reliable electricity, promoting co-ops’ development of innovative renewable energy solutions, and expanding broadband coverage throughout rural America.
For more information, visit: www.vote.coop or click on the red checkmark on the left.
Mohave Electric Celebrates 70th Anniversary
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Mohave Electric held its Annual Meeting for members at River Valley High School in Mohave Valley on Friday, June 10th.
More than 300 members and guests attended this year’s Annual Meeting which highlighted MEC’s 70th Anniversary including U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, Arizona State Representative Sonny Borrelli, former Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward, and former Bullhead City Councilman Sam Medrano.
To learn more about the history of Mohave Electric Cooperative and the 2016 Annual Meeting, click here