Did You Know? – Patrick Wamhoff For CoServ Board Of Directors

Did You Know?

Your Voice Has Power

“If you don’t have a voice, you don’t have a choice.”

One of the things that Patrick is most passionate about is educating members on the power of their voice. The co-op model is different from some of the larger brand monopolies in the energy vertical and so many members don’t realize they have a say in key decisions that arise regarding energy cost, availability and growth.

Did you know?

For instance, did you know that members have a say in the future growth opportunities for the CoServ co-op and the many ways in which it impacts their community directly?

Every major endeavor that CoServ initiates will be placed before the board to ensure member awareness and acceptance.

It will be Patrick’s job to ensure you are kept in the loop with future plans that impact your community and to represent your opinions accurately and confidently – ensuring you remain an integral of the decision-making process.

What is a co-op?

The technical definition of a co-op is:

“an association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned enterprise”

And in the case of CoServ, it is classified as a consumer cooperative whereby the business is owned and managed by the people (members) that utilize its services.

This means every member’s right to voice their opinion and facilitate change with it is the very foundation upon which CoServ’s business model is built. The members oversee the direction of the co-op and the Board is there to ensure the members are sufficiently represented in their thoughts, opinions and desires.

The backstory

Electric cooperatives were created under the Rural Electrification Act in 1936 to bring electricity to farm and ranch communities unserved by investor-owned utilities. The law allowed rural residents to incorporate under a cooperative model and receive low-cost loans from the federal government.

In correlation with the same core principles observed with most co-ops around the world, the CoServ co-op accepts any individual capable of utilizing their energy services and willing to agree to the responsibilities of membership.

As such, those elected to the Board can proactively initiate change by participating in setting policies and overseeing their implementation. And, all elected Board representatives answer to the members and are responsible for ensuring their voice and opinions are heard. Each member gets one vote at election time, which is coming up this September.

How do I vote?

Every year, letters giving notice of an election of a CoServ Electric Board Director in two or more of CoServ’s districts are mailed to CoServ Electric members who live in those districts. The District Notices outline the nomination process, deadylines, and how to obtain nomination petitions and other required forms. 

Your local magazine, TEXAS COOP POWER, will contain the information you need to cast your vote in the upcoming September election.

How do I voice my opinion?

This is one of the big benefits of electing Patrick Wamhoff to represent you on the CoServ Board. An already extremely active community leader, Patrick can be found at many of the community events, including:

  • All Windsor Place HOA meetings (Patrick is the current HOA president)
  • Stonebriar community church services with his wife and three children
  • Veterans organization volunteer initiatives and local meetings
  • Local community meetings
  • Town parades

The ability to possess such accessibility to your Board members is a huge benefit for you! this means you don’t have to go any further than your closest local gathering to find Patrick and speak with him about your ideas, concerns and opinions.

“I am the Mayor Pro Tem of The Colony City Council and a CoServ customer. I have done my research and believe Patrick Wamhoff will be an excellent representative for CoServ members like myself. Patrick has my endorsement for the CoServ Board and I will be voting for him.”
~ David Terre, Mayor Pro Tem of The Colony City Council


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