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From the CEO
I was asked a question the other day, one I get asked often. “Why do you even pay attention to what is going on in Topeka? It’s not like we can change anything, or that they listen to us anyway.”

I disagree with that statement.

50 years of service to cooperative members
On May 31 FreeState recognized a rare milestone. Rick Smoots, celebrated a 50-year career.

Rick, pictured at left with wife Debby, was honored by employees and recognized for his years of service to the members of the cooperative. His dedication, sacrifice, and hard work will be missed. Rick retired on May 31. 

Rick is the last of the "true American worker" and his story is one for the history books. 

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Kids Art Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to Alyssa Streit (right) from Rossville! She is the daughter of Alan and Natasha Streit, and a fourth grader at Silver Lake Elementary School. Alyssa's artwork will be the featured art on our FreeState cooperative correspondence card. 

Thank you to all the young artists that participated in this year's contest. 

To see the winners, click here.

Earl Comes to FreeState
Hello, my friends! My name is Earl, Earl the Elephant. Many of you may have already seen me around a bit— you know, the big gray cute and cuddly face showing up on your news feeds, magazines, and flyers? That’s me! I know an elephant working among electricity and lineman may seem odd, but it does work. It all started a few months ago on my sixteenth birthday...
Two headed to camp
Mia Bond and Megan Ernzen have been selected by FreeState Electric Cooperative to attend the Youth Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in July. 

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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.                       

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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.

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  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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