Our Mission is to Improve Quality of Life for You
Posted on March 1st, 2021
Since beginning my journey with the First Electric board of directors, I did not know the profound impact it would have on my life, and it has forever changed me.
I have the pleasure of serving with eight board members who are intelligent, hardworking, talented and have a heart for service. We have a saying at the co-op, “We bill you for electricity, but what we sell is service.”
David Luebke was elected to the First Electric board in 2000 and represents our members in the Jacksonville district. He is a lifelong resident of Scott and a semi-retired farmer. However, it has been noted that David works too much to be semi-retired!
David understands what our farmers are experiencing from an agricultural perspective, and he knows firsthand the importance of reliability and affordability from a business perspective. He said, “We have nine of us on the board, and we all come from different walks of life; however, when we come together, we have the same agenda, which is to serve the members by bringing them reliable service at the fairest price.”
Furthermore, he is most proud of the commitment First Electric has toward safety for our communities, members and employees – referring to it as the “main priority.” During the pandemic, we have pivoted to meet the needs virtually so we can still deliver the important safety message needed.
David is past president of the Lonoke County Farm Bureau and was awarded the 2000 Lonoke County Farm Family of the Year. Presently, David serves on the board of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and is a member and deacon of Toltec Baptist Church in Lonoke County. David is married to Mary Jo, and they have seven grandchildren. In his spare time, you might run into him at a ball game cheering on one of his grandkids!
The board’s constant focus, our mission, is to “improve quality of life” for you – our member. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have questions. Thank you for your membership.
Rick Love, Chairman