Interested in a board position?

Posted on Jan 28 2019 in Noble REMC

Use your voice! Run for Noble REMC’s board of directors.

If you’ve been looking for a way to become more involved in the cooperative, and in turn, your community, now is the time to pick up a petition to run for a seat on our board of directors.

At this year’s Noble REMC Annual Meeting and Picnic on June 1, members can vote for individuals to represent them for the following districts:

District 1: Perry and Elkhart townships in Noble County and the part of Benton Township in Elkhart County served by the cooperative. Currently served by Robert Lortie, who will retire at the end of this term and will not be on the ballot in June.

District 2: Orange Township in Noble County and the part of Johnson Township in LaGrange County served by the cooperative. Currently served by Rick Robertson.

District 8: Washington and Noble townships in Noble County and the parts in Tippecanoe Township in Kosciusko County and Etna-Troy Township in Whitley County served by this cooperative. Currently served by Doug Burnworth.

The board is composed of nine individuals who represent the membership in his or her respective districts. Directors set policy and guide the future direction of the cooperative.

Qualified members of Noble REMC, who live in those districts up for election, may seek election by filing a petition with the signatures of 15 Noble REMC members who support the candidacy.

Petitions for election and other board information will be provided by the REMC. Completed petitions and biographical information must be returned to the REMC no later than April 1.

Qualified candidates will stand for election, with voting upon registration, at the annual meeting and picnic on Saturday, June 1, at the Noble REMC headquarters.

For more information concerning the election process, stop by the office or call us at 260-636-2113 or 800-933-7362.

Director duties

  • Attend all regular monthly board meetings, special board meetings, committee meetings and the REMC annual meeting. Attend occasional state, regional and national meetings.
  • Represent a district, while also making decisions affecting the entire membership.
  • Read and be familiar with information and financial reports from the cooperative.
  • Determine policy guidelines for REMC daily operations.
  • Determine work plans and establish a budget.
  • Set rates and fee schedules.
  • Enter into contracts for power supply, services and goods, as well as loans for capital improvements.
  • Evaluate the performance of the cooperative and its CEO.
  • Report to our members about the financial condition of the co-op.
  • Employ communication skills to express opinion or disagreement with other directors.