Nominations Sought for McLeod Co-op Power’s 2020 Touchstone Energy Community Award

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McLeod Cooperative Power is seeking applications for the Touchstone Energy Community

Award.

Officials say the 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.

Applications forms are available at www.mcleodcoop.com or by calling the Co-op office 1-800-494-6272.

Questions may be directed to Dan Ehrke.

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.

Completed applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 30th, 2020.

“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 $1,000.

The statewide award winner will be recognized at the Minnesota Rural Electric Association annual meeting in 2021.

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.

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