Director requirements

Posted on Apr 18 2024 in Jackson County REMC
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The 2024 Jackson County REMC hybrid Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 18, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. One of the main features of the meeting will be the election of three directors to three-year terms on the cooperative’s board. Nominating committees were selected at the March 2024 board meeting and will prepare slates of director candidates for the election. The bylaws of Jackson County REMC establish requirements for those members nominated for service on the board of directors.


  • A director candidate must be a member of Jackson County REMC.
  • The primary residence of a director candidate must be in the district he or she is to represent.
  • A director candidate must receive electricity from Jackson County REMC at his or her primary residence.
  • A director candidate may not be a close relative (spouse, child, grandchild, great-grandchild, parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, nephew, or niece, by blood or by law) of an incumbent director or an employee of the REMC.
  • A director candidate must not have been an employee of the REMC within the last five years.
  • A director candidate must not be employed by or have a financial interest in a competing enterprise.
  • A director candidate must not be subject to an undischarged sentence for a felony conviction.

Directors to represent districts 2, 5, and 8 will be elected at the 2024 meeting.


  • Determine policy guidelines for the daily operation of the REMC.
  • Employ a president/CEO to oversee the day-to-day operations of the cooperative.
  • Determine work plans and establish a budget.
  • Set rates and fee schedules.
  • Enter into contracts for power supply, services and goods, and loans for capital improvements.
  • Evaluate the performance of the REMC and its president/CEO.
  • Report to you, the members who own Jackson County REMC, about the financial condition of the cooperative.
  • Attend regular monthly meetings at the REMC office and occasional state, regional, and national meetings.

Questions about the nomination or election processes should be directed to REMC President/CEO Mark McKinney.

Printed copies of the bylaws are available upon request.