At my family’s Thanksgiving dinner each year, we all take turns saying something for which we are grateful. My list is usually about the same—good health, wonderful family and friends, and a job serving the great people of our community.

I’m thankful to be a part of Jones-Onslow. Our employees are not only the hardest, most dedicated workers I know, but they are also the most caring. Every year, Jones-Onslow employees take part in a host of charitable activities both at work and away. Employees live in the communities we serve, so each time we hold an event for Relay for Life or Christmas Cheer or work to support the United Way, we are helping our communities.

I’m thankful for Jones-Onslow because it serves as a vibrant force in the local economy—partly because we are local. One of the best things about a cooperative is that it’s locally operated; no distant shareholders are making decisions behind the scenes. Members are elected to serve on the board of directors and govern the cooperative. We are your neighbors, your friends, your family. That means Jones-Onslow is invested in the future of its communities. Our mission is to provide affordable, reliable, safe electric power, but we also aim to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. It’s a mission we all take very seriously.

I’m thankful for Jones-Onslow because we care. From sponsoring high school students to visit our nation’s capital as part of the Rural Electric Youth Tour, to providing grants to K-12 educators to fund projects that might otherwise go unfunded through our Bright Ideas Program, to reaching out to members with information that will help them save energy and money, we care about the people and the communities we serve.

Finally, I’m thankful for you, our members, and faithful readers, because, without you, there would be no Jones-Onslow. All of the employees and directors of Jones-Onslow are glad that we can serve you each day and provide the quality electric service that you have come to expect.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Jones-Onslow. May the 2019 holiday season be full of family, friends, and happiness for you all.