Boone REMC will meet our members’ ever-changing needs for energy-related services, delivered in a safe, dependable, and reasonably priced manner.
Boone REMC is a trusted, innovative leader in providing our member-owners with superior electric service at fair and reasonable prices while making a meaningful impact in our communities and quality of life.
- Integrity, transparency, and accountability in all we do
- Courteous and timely service to our members
- Fair and equitable treatment to all
- Stewardship of Cooperative resources
- Performance of the things we do in a safe and efficient manner
- Commitment to the Seven Cooperative Principles (see below)
Seven Cooperative Principles
- Voluntary & Open Membership: Membership in a cooperative is open to all persons who can reasonably use its services and stand willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, regardless of race, religion, gender, or economic circumstances.
- Democratic Member Control: Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting policies and making decisions. Elected representatives (directors/trustees) are elected from among the membership and are accountable to the membership. In primary cooperatives, members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote); cooperatives at other levels are organized in a democratic manner.
- Members’ Economic Participation: Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their cooperative. At least part of that capital remains the common property of the cooperative. Members allocate surpluses for any or all of the following purposes: developing the cooperative; setting up reserves; benefiting members in proportion to their transactions with the cooperative; and supporting other activities approved by the membership.
- Autonomy & Independence: Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If they enter into agreements with other organizations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control as well as their unique identity.
- Education, Training, & Information: Education and training for members, elected representatives (directors/trustees), CEOs, and employees help them effectively contribute to the development of their cooperatives. Communication about the nature and benefits of cooperatives, particularly with the general public and opinion leaders, helps boost cooperative understanding.
- Cooperation Among Cooperatives: By working together through local, national, regional, and international structures, cooperatives improve services, bolster local economies and deal more effectively with social and community needs.
- Concern for Community: Cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies supported by the membership.
PIONEERING FOUNDATION- INNOVATIVE FUTURE View Our Job Openings ABOUT US LOCATION: Boone REMC is centrally located in Lebanon, IN, with easy access off Interstate 65,
History The History of Boone REMC On April 10, 1936, Boone REMC became the first electric cooperative established in Indiana, incorporated as the Boone County