LogoSince the 1930s, not-for-profit electric cooperatives have proudly provided power to members. Throughout our 70-plus years of service, our sincere commitment to providing reliable electricity and the highest-quality service at cost has remained constant.

On Jan. 1, 2017, FreeState Electric Cooperative became the consolidated cooperative of the former Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperative and Kaw Valley Electric Cooperative. FreeState upholds the same values and services that members have come to expect since 1940 and 1937. 

FreeState Electric Cooperative is committed to collaboration, innovation, and flexibility internally and externally. Transparency and communication are priorities for building and maintaining a member-centric mindset. The mission of FreeState is to be forward-thinking and exceed member expectations. With every interaction, FreeState exemplifies its core values of transparency, ethics, safety, dedication, progressiveness, and respect, shaping a cooperative that's not just your energy provider but a trusted energy partner.

Trustees, who are also members, govern FreeState Electric Co-op.

The board of trustees and staff make every decision based upon the six core values that have guided us from the beginning and will guide us into the future as FreeState Electric Cooperative.  We strive to be:

  • Transparent: We are open and honest in our dealings with our members, employees and other stakeholders.
  • Ethical: We do what is right and are accountable to our members.
  • Safe: We look out for the well-being of each other, our members and the public.
  • Dedicated: We are committed to working together as a team to serve our members and communities.
  • Progressive: We continually seek opportunities to find new and better ways to achieve member satisfaction and operational efficiencies.
  • Respectful: We treat everyone we encounter with compassion and professionalism.

The rural electric and utility industry is changing all around us. To continue to thrive over the next and beyond, we must look ahead, understand the forces and trends that will shape our industry, and prepare and remain proactive. Our vision and mission are a long-term destination goal for FreeState Electric Cooperative. Our vision, mission, and core values provide an action plan as we look to the future and continue to serve our members while making them our No. 1 priority.

Our vision is to earn the trust of our members and partners one interaction at a time. 

Our Mission at FreeState Electric Cooperative is to be an innovative, member-driven electric cooperative that exceeds members' needs for safe, reliable, and cost-effective energy services.

We are member-owned. We are member-driven. We are FreeState Electric cooperative.

We look forward to serving you.