Lynches River Electric Cooperative membership matters because members have a voice and a vote in how your co-op is governed. Through democratic control, LREC members are elected to serve on the board of trustees. Control stays in local hands. There are no shares or stockholders or investments to be looked after, only the good of all the people who make up the Lynches River Electric Cooperative family. Your board of trustees, along with those who work for your co-op, are your friends and neighbors.