By simply signing a membership card and paying a $100 security deposit, you become a member/owner of this non-profit electric cooperative. The security deposit is credited to your final bill when you terminate your service. When you plan to terminate your service, you should notify the cooperative office.
As a member, you are part owner of the cooperative. You also help to run Vigilante through the elected board of trustees. They are members of the cooperative, not employees, and are your voice in establishing the policies and procedures of your cooperative.
The area served by Vigilante is divided into 9 districts, each district having one representative on the board of trustees. The board of trustees meets monthly to conduct the business of the cooperative. They hire the general manager who hires the employees and manages the daily affairs of the cooperative. Trustees are elected to a three-year term at the annual meeting.