Four County Electric Membership Corporation was established in 1937 by a group of community leaders working together to bring electricity to the rural areas. The first lines were built in 1938 with a loan from the U.S. Rural Electrification Administration. Today, more than 4,900 miles of overhead, underground, and transmission lines provide reliable electric service to over 32,000 services which include residences, farms, businesses, industries, churches, and schools.
As a Cooperative, Four County operates on a not-for-profit basis, with the Co-op members as its owners. Through a member-elected Board of Directors, each person is given a voice in how the Co-op is operated. This Board of Directors is elected in staggered three-year terms at the annual meeting, with each member having one vote.