Annual meeting time means board of directors elections. At this year’s annual meeting on April 11, Kankakee Valley REMC members will be electing a board member for District 4 and the at-large position. If you are interested in serving your fellow co-op members as a director, be sure to contact our office to receive a director election packet. Packets will be available starting Jan. 11.
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.
Interested members will be requested to complete a petition requiring signatures from 15 members who live in their district. Members running for the at-large position can obtain names from anyone in the Kankakee Valley REMC service territory. Completed petitions must be returned to our office no later than 4 p.m. CST on Feb. 24.
In addition, members interested in running for a board seat must attend a mandatory informational meeting on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. CST at the Kankakee Valley REMC office in Wanatah. Current board members running for election are not required to attend the mandatory meeting. This meeting is only for prospective directors. All prospective directors 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.
The following are the townships located in each of the districts up for election. District 4 includes Davis, Center, Oregon, Washington, North Bend townships in Starke County and Union and West townships in Marshall County. The at-large position includes all of the Kankakee Valley REMC service territory.