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2024 Annual Meeting of the Valley Telephone Cooperative - Highlights

The Cooperative held it's 60th Annual meeting on Tuesday May 7th, 2024 as a vitual meeting over the Zoom Enterprsie platform from the Willcox HQ big meeting room. after it was determined that a quorum had been met, the meeting progressed with a welcome by Board President David Thompson followed by an invocation by marketing rep Bob Dahlstrom, This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiace and the Star Spangle Banner sung by Valley employee Camme Carlson-Watkins.

Secretary/Treasurer Joe Chapin then read the meeting notice information and Proctor Justin Allred announced the quorum results. Secretary/Treasurer Chapin then read the financial report.

This was followed by President Thompson's Annual Report which was followed by Valley Chief Executive Officer Troy Judd's Annual Report.

After the President and Chief Executive Officer  reports came committee reports starting with scholarships. This year, Valley handed out $103,000.00 in shcolarships to 49 individuals. Following scholarships came the report for the Board nominations and elections committee report. The results of the nominations and vote were as followed: Carol Miller was re-elected to District One, Eva Morin was re-elected to District two and Steve Fenn was re-elected to District Three

The committe reports and results were then followed by a brief Q & A session after which time a grand prize winner was drawn by Proctor Allred for a $1,000.00 dollar prize. This year's winner was D. Wood of San Simon, AZ. After the grand prize, 30 attendee winners were announced for $50.00 bill creidits and the meeting was then adjourned.


Pictured (L-R) VTC Board President David Thompson addresses the meeting. Valley Marketing Rep Bob Dahlstrom and Valley CEO Troy Judd give out the big check to D. Wood.

2024 Washington Youth Tour Student Selections
Selected to represent Valley on the 2024 FRS Washington Youth Tour are Ayshleen Lopez, a junior from Deming High School, and Paige Evans, a sophomore from Animas High School. They will be accompanied by Valley chaperones and will embark on their journey to Washington DC on June 3rd, returning on June 7th.

Pictured (L-R) 2024 Valley Washington Youth Tour recipients Ayshleen Lopez and Paige Evans.

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Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

Established in 1962, Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. provides telecommunications services to over 7,000 rural and remote customers in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. VTC headquarters are located in Willcox, AZ with remote offices in Animas, NM; Clifton, AZ; and Safford, AZ.

How a Cooperative Benefits You

Being a member entitles you to voting rights at VTC's annual meeting. In addition, both members and patrons are entitled to accrual of ownership interest in the form of patronage capital. VTC is a non-profit company, therefore, a portion of profits made are paid back to the members/owners in capital credits.

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Cooperative map
Valley Telephone Cooperative Map. Patron exchanges (green) are non-voting members.

Customers who live in the original exchange are members.
Original exchange areas are: Bonita, Pearce, Bowie, San Simon, Sunizona, Portal, Rodeo, Animas, Playas and Columbus.

Customers who live in exchange areas acquired in 1995 are patrons.
Acquired exchange areas are: Clifton/Morenci, York Valley, Duncan, Virden  and Elfrida. (highlighted in green on the map above)

Customers in our new expansion areas of Willcox, Safford, Tombstone, and Thatcher are valued customers.

Interested in Donating Your Capital Credits to Benefit Others?

By donating your capital credits to the Valley Telephone Cooperative Foundation, you can help to fund valuable educational grants to schools and organizations as well as scholarships to individuals. To donate, download and save the following form, fill it out, sign it and mail it to the address at the bottom of the form.

Click Here For Capital Credits Donation Form

Click Here For Affidavit for Capital Credits (Download this form to claim a deceased relatives account.)

Frequently Asked Questions 

Our Commitment is to the Communities We Serve.

Valley Telephone Cooperative is committed to the basic principle that we are owned by those we serve. We stand by our reputation of quality customer care and services that support our communities. Annually, we sponsor many community activities and  events to show our appreciation for those we serve.

How to run for the board and vote in elections

Read our ByLaws

Foundation For Rural Service 2024 Community Grant Program.

Funding That Supports Important Projects In Our Community.

Projects Include:
  • ​Business and economic development
  • Community development
  • Education
  • Telecommunications applications

2024 Application Now Available 

Add-on money available for Junior Livestock events.

Valley Telephone Cooperative is a long-time supporter of youth agriculture opportunities and an add-on contributor at County Fairs or Livestock Expos for "Large Stock" exhibitors. Eligible recipients include children of Valley TeleCom Customers, Employees and Board Members. Valley must verify the status of each exhibitor.

If you qualify, please click on the button below to access our verification form. Download and fill out the form, then email it or mail it to us so we may verify eligibility to award funds  (name, address and email address appear on form) . You may also pick up a form at our offices in Clifton, Safford and Willcox beginning in July. (Exhibitors may only receive add-on funds for one event or fair annually)

Get an Add-On Form

59th Annual Meeting of the ​Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

The 2023 Annual Meeting for the Valley Telephone Cooperative was held on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023 as a vitual meeting.
Highlights from this year's meeting include:

  • CEO/GM Steve Metts announced our new Mission Statement "To Connect People and Places, One Community, One Household and One Cutomer at a Time".
  • The new Mission statement is being supported by the following five Core Values: Customer Focused, Local Dedication, Quality Driven, Team Centric, and Forward Thinking.
  • Focus over the next five years of bringing Fiber Optic services to as many customers as possible through a USDA Rural Utility Service loan that was approved in 2022.
  • To accomodate growth, we have begun the process of updating our core network from 10 gbps to 100 gbps.
  • We proudly announced our designation as a "Smart Rural Community" provider through The Rural Broadband Association.
  • We welcomed Alan Baker from Pearce as our newest BoardMember representating District 3.
  • Finally, we gave away scholarships totaling $101,500 to 49 talented students to help them in continuing the education.
  • As a bonus, the Valley Foundation sent two local students as ambassadors on the 2023 Washington Youth Tour.
  • And it wouldn't be an Annual Meeting without prizes as we gave $50.00 bill credits to 30 members in attendance along with our $1,000 Grand Prize to Vincent G. of Cochise.


Click the meeting notice image for this years Annual Meeting notice.

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