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From the CEO
It’s that time of year again, the time for reflection and thankfulness. You may have seen some of our posts on social media. We give “many thanks” for the things that make what we do possible, but that’s just scratching the surface


Putting Safety First
When John Malone, FreeState’s supervisor of safety, resources and compliance, divides up his time there is one component of the job that rises to the top—safety.

Unique Partnership
Kyle Sharp has a pretty good idea what his future after Oskaloosa High School will look like. He is taking part in the On the Job Training (OJT) class that allows him to work for FreeState throughout the year for credit toward earning his diploma in May. 

FreeState Hosts White House Delegation
Two members of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) visited the Topeka office. The purpose of the trip was to learn more about FreeState operations, how the cooperative interacted with the federal government.

Round-Up Grants $21,000 in September
The FreeState Volunteer Member Committee met Sept. 16 to review Operation Round-Up® applications. The committee granted $21,000 to five area organizations

Be Aware of Third-Party Pay Sites and App Risks
Each day we are inundated with offers to “go green” or “go digital,” and many choose third-party payment processors through online access or mobile apps to save time when paying monthly bills. However, problems can be lurking, especially when these sites fail to make your payments on time. 

20 Years of Service
Mark Raines, engineering operations technician, received a plaque to honor 20 years of cooperative service. Pictured are Raines (left) and Matt Magill, engineering manager.
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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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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