The Seven Cooperative Principles

One of the Seven Cooperative Principles that drives Columbia Rural Electric Association (REA) is the Concern for Community. Columbia REA takes this commitment very seriously. After all, we live, work, and play in the communities that we serve. Columbia REA is involved in many community service programs, projects, and organizations. You should be proud as a member-owner that your Cooperative is dedicated to giving not only money but time to these very important community based programs.

One of the main areas of focus for Columbia REA is youth-based programs. Columbia REA believes that supporting youth educational programs will help teach kids to be productive and successful adults.

Adherence to the Seven Cooperative Principles is what makes cooperatives different.