Nominations are being sought for McLeod Co-op Power’s 2022 Touchstone Energy Community Award.
McLeod Cooperative Power is seeking applications for the Touchstone Energy Community Award. This annual award recognizes local businesses, non-profit and community groups that have shown a strong commitment to the community. Any organization that has helped make their local community within McLeod, Renville, Sibley, or Carver Counties a better place to live and work is eligible to be nominated for the $500 award.
Community members may nominate an organization, association, or business by completing an application form. The application form is included at the bottom of this announcement. The application will require a description of the project, program, or event as well as details on the positive impact it brought to the community. Questions may be directed to Dan Ehrke.
Completed applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28th, 2022.
“As an electric cooperative serving this area, we have high regard for community involvement,” CEO Ron Meier said. “This award allows us to highlight and encourage those organizations that have shown an outstanding commitment to the community.”
The local $500 award recipient will be announced in November and will then contend for the statewide Touchstone Energy Community Award, which has an award of $2,000. The statewide award winner will be recognized at the Minnesota Rural Electric Association annual meeting in 2022.
The Minnesota Touchstone Energy cooperatives are part of a national alliance of more than 750 electric cooperatives in 46 states that adhere to the values of integrity, accountability, innovation, and commitment to the community.
Mail application form to McLeod Co-op Power, 3515 11th Street East, Glencoe, MN 55336.
Previous Touchstone Energy Community Award Recipient
McLeod Cooperative Power is honored to award its 2021 Touchstone Energy Community Award to Common Cup Ministry. This annual award recognizes a local business or community group that made a positive impact within the Co-op’s service territory during the past year.
This year’s winning organization is Common Cup Ministry recognizing the organization for their Warm Coat Distribution program, which provided warm coats, boots, hats, gloves, and other winter clothing to those in need. Approximately 400 people are served each year from this program with this past year being one the largest to date. Most of the clothing received is donated by area residents. As this year’s award winner, Common Cup Ministry receives a $500 donation.
The Minnesota Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are part of a national alliance of more than 750 electric cooperatives in 46 states that adhere to the values of integrity, accountability, innovation, and commitment to the community.