District 8, Ray Long
Ray Long | 256-318-5984
Members of District 8,
First of all, please let me express how grateful I am that you have given me the opportunity to represent you on the Joe Wheeler EMC Board of Trustees. It is both an honor and a privilege to represent such fine people in the decision-making processes of our cooperative. The other Trustees and I pledge to make every effort to continue to deliver to you reliable power at a reasonable cost while providing excellent service.
During our Strategic planning process, we selected five strategic values to guide us in serving you in the very best way possible. They are Integrity, Respect, Cooperation, Openness, Accountability and Pride. We believe that these values are essential to a prosperous business and that they effectively communicate our promise to JWEMC members to guide this cooperative in the best way possible in the coming years. Please take the time to learn more about our values, mission statement and vision at the Our Vision section of this website.
This year, the other Trustees and I have worked as a team to maintain your confidence in us by demonstrating good stewardship of the cooperative’s assets. We have worked closely with both management staff and employees to reduce both our expenses and short-term and long-term debt. We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of the cooperative’s employees, without whom none of these successes could occur.
Finally, let me emphasize the importance of your involvement in the future of this cooperative. You are not just a member, but also an owner and stakeholder in the future of JWEMC. If you have any questions or suggestions concerning the future of Joe Wheeler, please contact me at the number listed. My promise to you is that I will always make time to listen, and always do my best to represent District 8.