Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Cooperative and represents the members in policy and rate-making. Directors are elected to three-year terms, attend cooperative events, and participate in state, regional, and national conferences and training sessions.
The 2023 Board of Director meeting dates are scheduled as follows:
|January 30||April 27||July 27||October 26|
|February 23||May 31||August 24||November 30|
|March 31||June 29||September 28||December 21|
The Board meets monthly at the Cooperative's headquarters. Meetings typically begin at 8:30 a.m. Notes from that meeting are published in the next month's Highline newsletter.
About the Board of Directors
Based on the Cooperative’s Bylaws, residential members are eligible to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors if they:
- are a member of and receive electrical service from the Cooperative at their homestead (for tax purposes) located within the Cooperative's service territory.
- are not employed by or financially interested in a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy or supplies to the Cooperative.
- have not been employed by the Cooperative in the five years prior to being elected.
- are not a close relative of an incumbent director or of an employee of the Cooperative at the time of election to the Board.
How Board Members are Elected
At least two board seats are up for election each year. The election is typically held in late March and members receive information in the mail with voting instructions on how to participate. Members who are interested in serving on the Board should notify the Cooperative by the end of September by emailing email@example.com or calling (800) 214-2694 and asking for Gwen Stevens. They will then be referred to the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is comprised of volunteer cooperative members and begins their process to vet board candidates in early October. Members who are not nominated by the Committee may petition for nomination by securing signatures from at least .05 percent of the membership at the time of petition which equates to approximately 100 member signatures.
Upon election to the Board, directors undergo training at the Cooperative to learn about People’s Energy Cooperative specifically and are also encouraged to complete their Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) certificate. The CCD certificate program includes courses about director duties and liabilities, understanding the electric business, board operations and process, strategic planning, and financial decision-making.
Several board members have also earned their Board Leadership Certificate (BLC). These Board members have expanded their knowledge by taking 10 additional courses on topics including the cooperative business model, governance, finance, communications, technology, and risk management.