JOEMC, in partnership with Touchstone Energy, is pleased to announce the #WhoPowersYou Contest celebrating local heroes. It’s a chance for JOEMC members to nominate a fellow member for the difference they are making in our community and an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the power of human connections.

The #WhoPowersYou Contest, started by Touchstone Energy in 2016, celebrates people making a powerful and lasting impact in their community. In addition to being nationally recognized, nominees can win up to $5,000 for the cause they champion.

To nominate a local hero in our community, cooperative members can go to and submit their nominee’s name, photo, and a brief description of how they make a difference. Nominations will be accepted starting September 8. Only members of Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, like JOEMC, are eligible.

An independent panel of judges will select winners based upon the positive impact they make on the community, the creativity of the entry, and the number of votes they receive. Winners will be announced in October.