We power and unite our communities.
The Core Values are used to guide DMEA's interactions with others as well as with one another as we live our purpose and move toward our vision of the future. Through these values, we will show how we value our member-owners and our employees, while protecting our member-owners and our employees and our member-owner resources. These values are specific to DMEA and work as guidelines for the Board of Directors and employees to set strategic goals for the cooperative. While DMEA has its own internal core values, it still adheres to the seven cooperative principles.
- DMEA is community minded
- DMEA is responsive
- DMEA is unified
- DMEA is flexible
- DMEA is innovative
Seven Cooperative Principles:
- Voluntary and open membership
- Democratic member control
- Member economic participation
- Autonomy and independence
- Education, training, and information
- Cooperation amongst cooperatives
- Concern for community
Through responsiveness, innovation, and flexibility we enable our communities to thrive and grow.