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From the CEO
FreeState Electric Cooperative monitors key issues of the session that will impact our members – especially on issues related to utilities. We reach out to our legislators, and we provide information to those elected officials in the form of written letters, emails, and face-to-face meetings. It is not lobbying that we’re doing. It is much more than that. It’s grassroots legislative advocacy.


We strive to help you better understand the services available to you while getting to know those who are continuously working to provide you with safe, reliable, and efficient power. It is for this reason FreeState chose to develop will bring our members a year-long series focusing on each of our individual departments and the employees in them that are member-driven.
Operations Department (The Tree Crew)
While many members may associate linemen as providing them with reliable power, the linemen rely heavily on another side of the operations department—the right-of-way crew (FreeState Electric Cooperative’s tree crew).

FreeState is technically just over a year old, but our policies, crews and employees have been working for our members for decades. What started as a new program for Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperative in 2000, has become the norm for FreeState in our goal to provide the best service to our members.

Where are they now?
Past delegates from Cooperative Leadership Camp reflect on the trip that shaped their careers.Upon returning to their communities, they were enthused individuals motivated by a new perspective.

Midwest Mentality
Throughout his career, Tom Mitchell says the cooperative community has always maintained the closeknit atmosphere the Midwest has become known for.

FreeState Members Will See Bill Credit Rebate
FreeState Electric Cooperative (FEC) will be distributing $400,000 back to members after considerable consolidation savings were realized the first year of operation as the consolidated cooperative of Kaw Valley Electric and Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperatives in April of 2016.
Topeka YMCA Benefits from Operation Round-Up
The Operation Round-Up® committee recently awarded the Topeka YMCA $2,500 to launch the Rock Steady Boxing program at the southwest location.The program was developed for those who have Parkinson’s disease.

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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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