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From the CEO
We all work incredibly hard to make you our priority while staying ahead of the industry changes and challenges. I want to share with you six of the most significant accomplishments FreeState has achieved this past year. 


Office Update Improves Employee Safety
Workplace safety has become a priority for FreeState and other cooperatives across the country. Many cooperatives are adding safety measures like impact-resistant glass in lobby areas, controlled building access, safe rooms, and other safety measures to keep employees and visitors safe while at work. 

Sharing Success
CoBank's Sharing Success program benefits God's Storehouse in Meriden.

Energy Fair Tidbits
FreeState Electric Cooperative hosted their 2nd Annual Health Fair and Member Appreciation Day Oct. 24. The event included a soap drive to assist area food pantries with gathering personal care items. The fair featured local vendors that provided information on energy efficiency, energy options, and energy savings to attendees. 

Silver Lake Public Library Connects a Community.
In many small communities across northeast Kansas, the public library serves as a connection point for area residents. 

Silver Lake is no different. 

Energy Use Coordinator Matt Lambert will answer questions about energy efficiency, renewables, co-op programs, and everything in between. Email Matt your question and it may be featured in Kansas Country Living or The Signal. FreeState will not use your name if your question is answered in print or online unless you specifically request us to do so. 
FreeState Electric Cooperative does not participate in the Cold Weather Rule established by the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC), a rule which restricts electric disconnects from Nov. 1 through March 31, when temperature forecasts are 35 degrees or below.

FreeState Electric Cooperative is not mandated by this policy and has been responsible for establishing its own appropriate seasonal rules since 1996. 

All accounts are subject to disconnection for non payment and are not governed by temperature. 

If you have any questions about FreeState’s seasonal rules or billing options, please call our office at 800-794-1989.
FreeState invests in our youth with opportunities designed to reflect the realities of our society and its preference for dynamic, personal interactions. In today’s professional world, employers and thought leaders want to see presenters who make a connection with the audience while communicating a message. Youth Tour and Youth Leadership Camp experiences are all-expense-paid and will truly be experiences of a lifetime for area youth. 

Any high school junior living in the FreeState territory with a parent or guardian who is a member of the cooperative is eligible.

Deadline for the 2019 program are Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. For more information and to download an application packet visit www.freestate.coop/youth or call the office at 800-794-1989. 
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Privacy Policy 
FreeState is a consumer-owned and consumer-controlled electric cooperative. FreeState operates on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of its member-consumers. Accordingly, the Board has adopted this Policy on Privacy of Member-Consumer Information to establish fair information principles for FreeState in carrying out its responsibility to respect the privacy of personally identifiable information about member-consumers.
Notice: FreeState publicly discloses its policies and practices for the collection, maintenance, use, and disclosure of personally identifiable information about member-consumers.            
Statement of Non-Discrimination
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
  FreeState Electric Cooperative, Inc., is not subject to the jurisdiction, regulation, supervision and control of the Kansas Corporation Commission, except as specified in K.S.A. 66-104d(f). 
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