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 Noble 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.
Directors’ responsibilities should not be taken lightly, as they determine the direction of the corporation; set policy; establish a workplan and budget, as well as rates and fees; and attend training and meetings to stay up to date on issues that affect our evolving industry.
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 Noble 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 Districts 4, 5 or 9 (outlined in the map below), currently represented by Bill Knox, Bill Emmert and Larry Ott, respectively;
Fill out a petition, provided by the REMC, with the signatures of 15 Noble REMC members supporting your candidacy; and
Return the completed petition to the cooperative office no later than April 6.
All candidates will then stand for election at the Noble REMC Annual Meeting and Picnic on Saturday, June 6.
If you have any questions, please call us at 800-933-7362 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.