Final call for director petitions

Petitions for the Steuben County REMC board of directors due April 24

Posted on Mar 26 2019 in Steuben County REMC

Petitions are now available for dedicated, professional individuals wanting to serve fellow members as part of the REMC board in districts 3 (Fremont and Clear Lake townships), 6 (Scott and York townships) and 7 (Salem Township). If you reside in one of these townships and are interested in running for election, stop by the office today.

Candidates are elected by their fellow members in attendance at the Annual Meeting through a majority vote. This year’s Annual Meeting takes place on Saturday, June 8, at Trine University’s ARC. 

Directors are required to maintain membership with the cooperative, holding permanent residence in one of the nine districts within our service territory. They serve three-year terms. Thus, districts rotate on a three-year basis. 

The nine-member board of directors acts on behalf of the membership, ruling in the members’ best interest in matters of governing the cooperative. The REMC board of directors is the legal body which both the members and the regulatory agencies hold accountable for the actions of the cooperative. Their responsibilities include overseeing long-term financial planning and corporate objectives, strategic planning, governing rates and rules of service, operating philosophy and policy, operating budget, and the general manager evaluation.

Directors maintain a vast knowledge of the electric industry, participate in regular training and certification, and attend civic, community and industry events throughout the year. Here at Steuben County REMC, we pride ourselves on maintaining a board of directors that is concerned, caring and collectively knowledgeable.

According to section 18.01 of the Steuben County REMC bylaws, “Any 15 or more members may make nominations in writing over their signatures, at any time not less than 45 days prior to the meeting.”

If you reside in districts 3, 6 or 7, meet the requirements listed above, and would like to be considered for election to the REMC board of directors, you may stop in the REMC office and pick up a petition. The petition must be signed by at least 15 members and be returned to the REMC office by Wednesday, April 24, which is no less than 45 days prior to the 2019 Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 8.

If you have any questions concerning the procedure for election to the board of directors or have questions concerning the duties and responsibilities of members of the board of directors, feel free to contact Jaime Walker at the REMC office.

Steuben County REMC District Map