GCSECA Awarded NRECA’s Paul Revere Award at PowerXchange
Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association Inc. received the Paul Revere Award at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s PowerXchange conference in March.
The Paul Revere Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the development and mobilization of electric cooperative consumer grassroots on an issue of state or national importance to electric cooperatives and their member-owners in the communities they serve.
The past 4 years, Arizona’s participation in NRECA’s political action committee—recently renamed America’s Electric Cooperatives PAC—has increased nearly 50%.
“GCSECA’s history spans more than 70 years and demonstrates its remarkable accomplishments advocating for co-ops and their consumer-members before the state Legislature, regulators and the U.S. Congress,” says former NRECA Board President Chris Christensen. “GCSECA also understands that a strong grassroots program has been critical to its success. GCSECA disseminates weekly updates to its members on all legislative, regulatory and advocacy issues and holds two legislative meetings a year, including (a PAC) fundraiser.”
GCSECA launched multiple large grassroots efforts in 2022, which mobilized and amplified the voices of Arizona co-op members.
“It’s great to be recognized by NRECA for the hard work the GCSECA team has done to engage Arizona’s rural cooperative members in the important issues we face,” says GCSECA CEO Dave Lock. “Constant communication—using a variety of channels that focus on connecting with our grassroots activities—is and will always be a cornerstone of what we do at Grand Canyon.”
It’s great to be recognized by NRECA for the hard work the GCSECA team has done to engage Arizona’s rural cooperative members in the important issues we face.”