The Board of Trustees have regularly scheduled board meetings on the last Tuesday of each month.
The main responsibility of the board is to oversee the operations of the cooperative.
They also help to ensure the cooperative is meeting members needs in the most efficient and reliable manner possible.
Qualifications Of A Board Member:
No person is eligible to become a trustee if:
· They are a close relative of an incumbent trustee or an employee of the Cooperative.
· Is not a member of the Cooperative for at least 1 (one) year and receiving service from his primary residential abode with the district which he or she is to represent.
· Is not at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
· Does not have at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
· Is or has been in the past sixty (60) months employed by or financially interested in the cooperative on in a competing enterprise.
· Is the incumbent or candidate for an elective public office in connection with which a salary or compensation in excess of one hundred dollars per annum is paid.
· Is a convicted felon or who as pled guilty to a felony or who has pled nolo contend contendere to a felony charge.
· Is not willing to become a certified trustee within the first term of office
· Attend 75% of the regularly scheduled monthly meetings in consecutive 12 month period starting from election date.
Steps To Becoming A Board Member:
· Review Section 4.02 Qualifications/CEC Bylaw Book.
· Complete the Trustee Candidate Profile (included in nomination packet).
· Complete the Disclosure & Authorization for Background Information.
· Review District Map – Petition endorsements are only from CEC members within the district in which the candidate resides.
· Complete the Certificate of understanding and Candidate Application
· Submit a petition containing 25 member signatures from the district in which you reside.
Nomination packets are available at any CEC office.
2023 Board Openings: Districts B, C, G
DEADLINE: 5:00 PM – JULY 25, 2023
The CEC membership is represented by a board of trustees elected for three year terms at the Annual Membership Meeting held each year.
Being a Director of an electric cooperative requires an extraordinary commitment of time and energy. Board meetings can last up to several hours and sometimes several days a month.
Cooperative consumer-members are best served by directors who are well-versed in democratic principles and who understand the industry and how this industry can move forward to meet changing demands. Their education is the cornerstone of effective self-governance. Our bylaws, Section 4.02, require they be certified within their first term of office.