Vision and Values
Navopache Electric Cooperative is a cooperative business operating for the benefit of our members.
We are committed to:
- Communicating openly and honestly with our members – listening to the diversity of member needs and concerns and accurately reporting our activities and accomplishments.
- Operating in a fiscally responsible manner and from a financially strong position.
- Maintaining a stable, reliable and competitively priced power resource to meet the growth requirements of our members.
- Utilizing appropriate technology to enhance service and control costs.
- Encouraging the active involvement of our members and employees in addressing the challenges facing the communities we serve.
- Ensuring an organizational environment that treats our members and employees fairly and consistently.
- Participating in local, state and national organizations to access information and influence decisions which impact the cooperative.
- Recognizing individual and organizational successes.
Seven cooperative principles:
Voluntary and Open Membership
Cooperatives are voluntary organizations open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.
Members Economic Participation
Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their cooperative. At least part of that capital is usually the common property of the cooperative. Members usually receive limited compensation, if any, on capital subscribed as a condition of membership. Members allocate surpluses for any or all of the following purposes: developing the cooperative, possibly by setting up reserves, part of which at least would be indivisible; benefitting members in proportion to their transactions with the cooperative; and supporting other activities approved by the membership.
Education, Training and Information
Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers and employees so that they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperatives. They inform the general public, particularly young people and opinion leaders, about the nature and benefits of cooperation.
Concern for Community
While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies accepted by their members.
Democratic Member Control
Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting policies and making decisions. The elected representatives are accountable to the membership. In primary cooperatives, members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote), and cooperatives at other levels are organized in a democratic manner.
Autonomy and 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 by their members and maintain their cooperative autonomy.
Cooperation Among Cooperatives
Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional, and international structures.