Our mission is to enhance our members' quality of life by providing exceptional services that are reliable, affordable and safe.
A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT AND CEO DAN RODAMAKER
DRWe welcome you as a member of Gibson Electric Membership Corporation – your electric cooperative. As your local, nonprofit, member-owned and member-controlled business, our mission is to provide you with safe and reliable electric service at an affordable price.
We will communicate important news and information each month through either The Tennessee Magazine or the Kentucky Living Magazine (depending on where you live), so please watch for it and be sure to read Gibson EMC’s local section. We encourage you to visit and use this website to pay your electric bill and learn about the many programs and services available to you. And, for up-to-the-minute news, including information on outages, please follow us on Facebook. You can also download our free Mobile Apps on your phone or mobile device by searching for Gibson EMC in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Finally, please take a few minutes to look over the Bylaws booklet.
Gibson EMC’s board of trustees and employees are here to serve you. We strive to make doing business with us a pleasant, convenient experience, and to make your electric service so reliable that you never even have to think about it.
We also are working to provide high-speed, fiber-based broadband, phone and TV service access to our members through Gibson Connect, our wholly-owned, not-for-profit subsidiary.
If ever you have any questions or suggestions, please call, stop by, or e-mail us. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you.
Staff & Service Centers
Gibson EMC's corporate office is in Trenton, Tennessee. Our satellite member service centers are in Alamo, Hickman, Medina, Tiptonville, Trenton and Troy. Click the link below to find a Member Service Center near you or meet our Board of Trustees and Management Staff.
One of the most important messages we communicate is electrical safety. While electricity enriches our lives in countless ways, electricity also can be dangerous, even fatal. Knowing what situations to avoid and how to respond to circumstances involving electricity can save your life.
Like our member-owners, our board and employees live right here in Northwest Tennessee and West Kentucky, and we care about our communities. In addition to providing electricity, we do all we can to improve our members’ quality of life. Visit the link below to stay in touch.
To help protect your safety and your service reliability, Gibson EMC has a vegetation management program. Our program adheres to the guidelines established by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Click the link below for more information about improving your service reliability and safety.
Gibson Electric Membership Corporation strives to demonstrate cooperative principles by providing its members and their families with educational experiences that will develop exceptional leaders both now and in the future. Visit the link below to learn more about the programs and educational trips we provide.
We will operate, maintain and improve the system to provide quality service and minimize the number and length of power interruptions.
We will operate in a fiscally responsible manner by controlling costs and maintaining a sound balance of equity and debt, while providing competitive rates.
We will offer programs and services that are convenient, cost effective and provide member benefits.
We will enhance the quality of life in our service area by supporting economic and community development; and we will operate and maintain our facilities in an environmentally friendly manner.
We will maintain a well-trained workforce and create an environment that emphasizes equal opportunity and safety, provides competitive wages and benefits, and encourages service and career commitment.
WHAT IS A COOPERATIVE?
A cooperative is a not-for-profit organization, owned and controlled by the members it serves. An electric cooperative exists to provide reliable electricity to its members at the lowest possible cost and operates according the following seven principles. . .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so 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.
Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional, and international structures.
While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies accepted by their members.