Corn Belt Energy cancels 2020 Annual Meeting

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[September 16, 2020]  Due 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 Community.”

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 assistance information.

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

[Hillary Cherry, CCC
Director of Communications & Marketing
Corn Belt Energy Corporation]


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