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.
Pictured (l to r) Valley CEO/GM Steve Metts, Grand Prize Winner Vincent G of Cochise, and Valley PR Specialist Heather Floyd.
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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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 below)
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 Affidavit for Capital Credits (Download this form to claim a deceased relatives account.)
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.
Add-on money available for Junior Livestock events.
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)