How you can run for the co-op’s board

Posted on Dec 04 2019 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Your electric cooperative is not owned by far-away investors and is not run by an appointed board of directors. Your electric cooperative is run by a democratically elected board that is given the privilege to serve its fellow co-op member-consumers, neighbors and friends. If leading your electric co-op interests you, consider running for directorship at the 2020 annual meeting.

Director candidates must meet certain qualifications, such as not being related to a co-op employee or director and not being engaged in business with the co-op or competing entity. In addition, member-consumers must reside in one of the districts up for election. 

At the 2020 annual meeting taking place on June 4, 2020, we will be electing directors from District 4 and an at-large position. District 4 includes the following townships: Davis, Center, Oregon, Washington and North Bend townships in Starke County and Union and West townships in Marshall County.  The at-large director position allows for the member-consumer to reside in any area served by KV REMC.  

To run for the board, interested member-consumers must complete a petition. Candidates from District 4 must collect signatures from 15 member-consumers from that district. At-large candidates must collect 15 signatures from member-consumers residing in any KVREMC district. Director petition packets will be available Jan. 13, 2020. In addition, member-consumers interested in running for a board seat must attend a mandatory informational meeting in late March. All member-consumers running for directorship must consent to a background check. Everyone who meets the qualifications, attends the informational meeting and completes a petition will be on the ballot. 

There will be no nominations for director positions accepted at the annual meeting. Elected directors will serve a three-year term. We hope you will consider running for the board of your cooperative.