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Roanoke Electric Cooperative's annual Straight Talk community forums


2019 Straight Talk forums: April-June

REC is again hosting its annual series of community forums held throughout the co-op's service territory.  For co-op leadership, these forums provide a great opportunity to meet with member-owners and have one-on-one conversations about their electric service and share updates on programs and services. For member-owners, the forums offer the opportunity to give feedback and learn specifics of what the co-op is doing to enhance their quality of life in ways including, but not limited to, providing them safe, reliable and affordable electricity.

In this year’s forums, co-op leaders and member-owners will discuss the status of Roanoke Connect, including the schedule of broadband internet service installations currently underway and the anticipated timeline for the remainder of the year.

There will also be updates on how the co-op is ramping up the Upgrade to $ave initiative. Another hot topic of discussion: What the co-op is doing to offset the rise in wholesale power costs and its impact on member-owners.

Member-owners are encouraged to attend and provide the feedback and insights critical to helping the co-op fulfill its mission and commitment to its owners and their communities. Dinner will be served at each forum, so member-owners are asked to pre-register in order to secure seats and meals. Sign up by calling 252-209-2267 or emailing Please include your name, telephone number, and the number of guests who will be attending.


  • The Ahoskie Inn in Ahoskie, 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 9
  • Northampton County Culture & Wellness Center in Jackson, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18
  • Bertie County High School in Windsor, 6 p.m., Thursday, May 2
  • Gates County High School Arts Building in Gatesville, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16
  • Halifax Agriculture Center in Halifax, 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 11


Click on the video below to review the items discussed during the 2017 forums.  We look forward to seeing you this year!




Call or email us to reserve your seat!

Please include your name, telephone number and the number of guests who will be attending .

(252.209.2267 or email: