Being a member of an electric co-op is a unique opportunity to be part of the decision making process in a business.
Because Harrison REMC is a cooperative, it is owned by its members. That means members are responsible for voting for fellow members to take leadership positions on the board of directors.
Each April, Harrison REMC holds an annual meeting for members to attend. This meeting includes an update on the co-op and the electric industry as well as the election of directors for the districts that are up for re-election.
How are director candidates nominated?
In accordance with the bylaws, all new director nominees must be nominated by a petition signed by at least 20 members of the cooperative who are at least 18 years old and reside in the district from which the nominee is being selected to run.
All petitions must contain a certification by a member that each signature was witnessed. (For the purpose of the petition, a husband and wife shall be deemed one member.) Parents, children, spouses and siblings of the nominee may not sign or witness the petition. Petition forms will be available at the office of the REMC during regular business hours starting Dec. 1. The forms must be completed and filed with the REMC office by Jan. 20, prior to the annual meeting of the cooperative. In lieu of a petition, incumbent board members may file a written notice at the office of the cooperative by Jan. 20. REMC districts 4, 5 and 7 are up for election at the 2017 annual meeting.
- District 4: Franklin Township in Harrison and Floyd counties.
- District 5: Posey and Taylor townships in Harrison County.
- District 7: Jackson and Spencer townships in Harrison County and Jennings Township in Crawford County.
More information regarding the election process was printed in the November Electric Consumer and is currently available on the REMC website, www.harrisonremc.com.