It takes a village

Posted on Feb 07 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

You’ve probably become accustomed to reading the same headline every year: “Run for your board of directors.”

But do you know why promoting this message is so important to us?

People see my title of CEO and assume I have sole discretion over the leadership of LaGrange County REMC.

While I lead the day-to-day operations and determine long-term goals, members have ultimate control of the cooperative and its future. 

Most members take advantage of this by giving us feedback and participating in our events. But an even more tangible impact can be made as a part of our board of directors, which is exclusive to our members.

It’s a responsibility that should not be taken lightly, as the board oversees our financial planning, governs our rates and rules, approves our operating budget and sets policy.

With that in mind, it’s our duty to make sure members who want to seek election know about the process and complete the necessary steps to allow their fellow members a choice in who represents them.

Our community is filled with strong, bright leaders. We ask that members who are willing to invest their time and effort in leading LaGrange County REMC pick up a board election packet from our office and run for a director position. 

To run for a seat this year, you must:

Live in District 1 or District 2 (outlined in the map below), currently represented by Larry Fetters and Terry Holsinger, respectively;

Fill out a petition, provided by the REMC, with the signatures of 50 LaGrange County REMC members supporting your candidacy; and

Return the completed petition to the cooperative office no later than April 10.

All candidates will then stand for election at the LaGrange County REMC Annual Meeting on Friday, June 12.

If you have any questions, please call us at 877-463-7165 or stop by our office for more information on the process.

Remember, it’s never too late to become involved. Pick up a petition today.

LaGrange REMC district Map