The Ambassador Program is a grassroots organization designed to educate our members about Valley Electric Association, Inc., the electric utility industry and enlist support and involvement. VEA Ambassadors work directly with the staff on policies, procedures and programs; enlist member support in shaping policy; and learn how legislation affects the cooperative and its members.
Any Valley Electric cooperative member may join the Ambassador program. The Ambassadors meet quarterly and the various committees meet as needed. After joining the program, Ambassadors may particpate in any of the following organized committees:
Executive Committee - 2 co-chairs and a secretary elected by the Ambassadors to provide leadership.
Bylaw Committee - Annually review co-op bylaws, recommend changes or updates to VEA's Board of Directors.
Scholarship Committee - Annually reviews the program and selects scholarship winners from qualified candidates.
Legislative Committee - Works with our legislative consulant to investigate legislative issues that may affect the cooperative.
Conservation Renewable Energy Committee (CREC) - Reviews renewable energy opportunities, creates eduational programs for students and provides research and development for programs/projects when needed.
Finance Committee - Studies the financial workings of VEA and makes recommendations regarding specific programs, such as the solar water heating program.
Membership Committee - Focused on recruitig and retention of Ambassadors and ways to keep them engaged.
Join the Ambassador Program
There are several ways:
- You can pick up a brochure from our main office and fill out the form included.
- Call us at (775) 727-5312, we can mail you a brochure and you return the completed form back to VEA.
- We can fax you a copy to fill out and you can fax it back to (775) 727-6320.
- We can e-mail you the form and you can return it to VEA.
When we receive your completed application, VEA will then notify you of the details for any upcoming meetings.