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CEO Bill McKim and NVREC Board of Directors meet with State Senator Jason Schultz in Des Moines during REC Day on the Hill

NVREC Meets with Legislators to Ensure Your Voice is Heard

Because Nishnabotna Valley REC and other rural electric cooperatives are governed by those they serve, they are most aware of the energy and economic development needs within their local communities. This on-the-ground knowledge has enabled electric cooperatives to aid in local economic growth for more than 70 years.

Iowa's electric cooperatives know that affordable electricity is a fundamental aspect of any economic environment that fosters future growth and stability. This is why employees and member-owners of electric cooperatives are making sure to share their perspectives with policy makers. With Iowa's population shifting to urban and suburban areas, it is more important than ever that the voices of rural Iowa remain strong and vigilant. Policymakers must understand how proposed energy policies will uniquely affect the future economic well-being of Iowa's rural economies.

If you are interested in joining our efforts to ensure legislators hear our voice, sign up here for Iowa Rural Power Updates.

Thank you to our Legislators.

The Iowa Congressional delegation united to help co-ops maintain their tax-exempt status. We are extremely grateful to Senator Joni Ernst, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne, Rep. Abby Finkenauer, Congressman Dave Loebsack and Congressman Steve King for their support of the stand-alone #RURALAct, and to Senator Chuck Grassley for ensuring the provision was included in the final negotiations on the congressional budget bill. Learn more:…/iowa-congressional-delega…/…

NVREC Representing Our Members

Nishnabotna Valley REC meets with legislators several times a year to ensure the voice of the member-owner is heard in...