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Shining the Light on Community Volunteers

Photo of man building a house and a promotional message to nominate a local volunteer in June.
Shine the Light on community volunteers beginning June 1.

Guided by our cooperative commitment to community, Iowa electric cooperatives encourage their members to participate in the statewide Shine the Light contest in June to celebrate dedicated, local volunteers. Sponsored by the Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives of Iowa, the contest will accept nominations in June and select three winners who will each receive a $3,000 donation to their local charity or nonprofit.

“We’ve been truly inspired by the growth of this contest in our first three years,” remarked Erin Campbell, director of communications for the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives. “We’re increasing our three charity donations to $3,000 each this year to encourage even more participation across the state.”

Member-consumers and employees of Iowa’s electric cooperatives are eligible to nominate local volunteers during the month of June. If you receive electricity from our co-op, you are our member-consumer and are qualified to nominate someone who is making a positive impact in your community. The volunteer being nominated does not need to be a co-op member-consumer. Minors may be nominated with consent from their parents or legal guardians.

The three winners will be announced in September and featured in Iowa Electric Cooperative Living magazine and on social media.

Go to to review the contest rules and submission guidelines. Contest entries will be accepted at this website starting on June 1. Help us shine the light on community volunteers this summer and consider making a nomination.

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