Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative, along with Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives, is pleased to announce the fifth annual #WhoPowersYou Contest celebrating local heroes. It’s a chance for LMRE members and employees to nominate someone making a difference in the community and an opportunity to celebrate the power of human connections. In addition to being nationally recognized, nominees can win up to $5,000 for the cause they champion.
To nominate a local hero in your community, members and employees can go to whopowersyou.com and submit their nominee’s name, photo, and a brief description of how they make a difference locally. Nominations open on Sept. 8, and must be submitted by midnight on Oct. 9.
An independent panel of judges will select winning entries based upon the positive community impact and creativity of the entry. The winners will be announced in October.
Four awards, totaling $9,000, are up for grabs in this year’s contest. Prizes will include:
- Grand Prize: $5,000
- Second Place: $2,000
- Third Place: $1,500
- Honorable Mention: $500
LMRE and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives launched the #WhoPowersYou Contest in 2016 to celebrate people making a powerful impact on their community. Only members of Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, including those served by LMRE, are eligible to participate.
About Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative
Founded in 1935, Lorain-Medina Electric Cooperative serves 16,730 consumers in Ashland, Huron, Lorain, Medina, and Wayne counties.
About Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives (www.touchstoneenergy.com) is a national network of more than 700 electric cooperatives dedicated to serving their members and communities with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. Touchstone Energy co-ops collectively deliver power and energy solutions to more than 30 million members every day.