Big Country Electric Cooperative is a non-profit organization committed to providing its member-owners with safe reliable service at a competitive cost while positively impacting our local communities
Annual Meetings and Board of Directors
As a member-owner of Big Country Electric Cooperative, you are an owner of a $53 million cooperative corporation. BCEC serves more than 12,000 meters. We have more than 5,300 miles of line serving farms, homes, industries and schools with dependable electric service.
Each person receiving service from Big Country Electric Cooperative is encouraged to actively participate in the business of the cooperative by attending the Annual Meeting. Traditionally, the meeting is held in April. A meal is served and entertainment is provided before the business meeting begins. At the Annual Meeting, you will also hear reports of the progress and future plans of your cooperative from the President of the Board, Secretary/Treasurer of the Board and the General Manager.
Nine members serve on the BCEC Board of Directors. They are selected from the membership at the Annual Meeting. Each board member is elected to serve for a three-year term. Elections are staggered with grouped Districts 1, 2, & 3; 4, 5, & 6; and 7, 8, & 9. Pictured below, standing l to r are: (back row) Danny Helms, Chris Estes, David Beaver (Secretary/Treasurer), Roger Blackwelder (President), and Todd Coker. Front row, l to r: Dickie Sloan, Carl Marugg, Matt Mueller, and Steve Moore (Vice President).
BCEC was formed January 1, 1999 upon the consolidation of Midwest and Stamford Electric Cooperatives. Behind BCEC is over 77 years of history as a rural electric cooperative. BCEC is a non-profit distribution electric cooperative serving rural communities in twelve West Texas counties: Borden, Fisher, Garza, Haskell, Jones, Kent, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stonewall, and Throckmorton with approximately 12,500 meters. BCEC has three offices located in Roby, Snyder and Stamford, Texas and currently serves 5,400 members.
History of Midwest and Stamford Electric Cooperatives: 1930's 1940's 1950's 1960's 1970's 1980's 1990's