Clifton ISD is a medium-sized, 2A school district. We have a city population of 3,500, with approximately 1,100 students in grades pre-K through 12. Our schools play a big part in our community. Many families have three or four generations who have gone to school in the same building. In this town, I’m a newcomer, and I’ve been here for 33 years.
First Choice Power is always there for us. If my electricity provider is located in Houston, I don’t really know them. With First Choice Power, all I have to do is pick up the phone and call Todd Clift, our local Business Development Manager. The Clifton ISD has a personal relationship with Todd. And Todd has a commitment to providing quality service. Commitment and relationships are a big deal to me. That’s how it is in a small town.
We had a power outage last Tuesday, over on the north side of town. Without electricity, we can’t conduct our day-to-day operations, and that really hits close to home. Todd called in to Texas New Mexico Power, our poles and wires company, to check on what was going on. They let us know how long we could anticipate the outage would last, and everything was up and running again soon.
First Choice Power does a lot in our community. They’re very involved in our county fair, and they sponsor the chamber of commerce banquet. When applications for the Energy Innovation Grants sponsored by First Choice Power are due and Todd sees that our teachers have not applied, he will send us an email reminder prior to the application deadline. They try to support everybody in Bosque County and really keep it local.