Corn Belt Energy cancels 2020 Annual
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[September 16, 2020]
to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Corn Belt Energy’s Board of
Directors has canceled the organization’s 2020 annual meeting. The
Corn Belt Energy annual meeting was scheduled for Friday, June 19.
“This is not a decision that our Board took
lightly,” explained Rae F. Payne, Corn Belt Energy Board Chairman.
“The health and safety of our membership is of the utmost importance
and we greatly appreciate our member’s understanding in our choosing
to uphold one of our seven Cooperative Principles — Concern for
The cooperative is following the COVID-19 pandemic situation very
closely and will continue to monitor recommended practices as
outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and World Health
Organization, as well as state and national officials.
“We want our members to know that Corn Belt Energy’s critical
business operations continue without interruption,” says Don Taylor,
Corn Belt Energy President & CEO. “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.”
Corn Belt Energy’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.
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Corn Belt Energy’s member account representatives are
also available to assist members who are impacted by the pandemic
situation. Those members are asked to reach out to Corn Belt Energy
if they need to make payment arrangements or for financial
Members with questions and concerns are encouraged to
contact Corn Belt Energy at 800-879-0339.
About Corn Belt Energy
Started in 1938 to bring electricity to rural Central Illinois, Corn
Belt Energy Corporation now distributes electricity to over 36,000
households and businesses throughout 18 counties. One of the largest
cooperatives in Illinois, Corn Belt Energy employs 85 people,
maintains over 5,000 miles of line, and distributes electricity from
the Wabash Valley Power Alliance, a generation and transmission
cooperative based in Indiana. As a not-for-profit energy
cooperative, Corn Belt Energy is owned by the members it serves and
is committed to providing reliable, affordable energy. Governed by
13 directors who are themselves residential members, Corn Belt also
supports energy efficiency, education, and safety initiatives. Learn
more at www.cornbeltenergy.com.
[Hillary Cherry, CCC
Director of Communications & Marketing
Corn Belt Energy Corporation]