Cooperative Transparency

FreeState Believes in Transparency

FreeState Electric Cooperative, Inc. exists to continue to improve the quality of life of our members and the communities we serve by providing services that are safe, reliable and competitively priced. Your cooperative is a not-for-profit cooperative, collectively owned by its membership and member-focused. The cooperative difference is something FreeState is very proud of.

FreeState Electric Cooperative is a 501 (c) (12) Electric Cooperative (not for profit) that is self-regulated by its member-owners.

FreeState Electric scored 77 on its recent American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) member satisfaction survey. It compares favorably to successful companies like Heinz and Levi Strauss and is consistently higher than the national score among all electric cooperatives in the United States. It is also well above the scores for the investor-owned utilities and municipalities: 73 and 74. FreeState is also considered a “High Performing” cooperative by its insurer, Federated Rural Insurance Exchange.

FreeState retires capital credits when the Board of Trustees deems it economically feasible to do so. Last year, FreeState paid back $800,000 to you the members.


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Board of Trustee Meetings
Board meetings are typically held on the fourth Wednesday of each month in Lawrence.

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  • ANNUAL MEETING, Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
  • Tuesday, December 22, 2020


Member Attendance at Board Meetings
It is the Cooperative's policy to allow member attendance and observation of Board meetings. It is in their official meetings that the Board most often exercises the cooperative's powers through Board action. This Policy establishes appropriate procedures relating to member attendance and observation of Board meetings. Click here for the entire policy.

Click here to download the appropriate form. Directions on submission are located in the full policy