Official notice: board petitions available in January

Posted on Dec 16 2023 in Southern Indiana Power
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We at Southern Indiana Power talk a lot about being a cooperative owned by its members. Does this mean that those who receive our goods or services own the cooperative? Yes, that is exactly what that means. It also means that the board of directors who make the decisions for the cooperative are also owners.

As a member of Southern Indiana Power, you, too, could lead the cooperative in a board position. At the co-op’s annual meeting on April 16, we will be electing member-consumers from Districts 5 and 6 to serve on the board of directors.

District 5 (Anderson and Troy townships in Perry County)

District 6 (Leopold, Tobin and Union townships in Perry County)

To run for the board, co-op members must be s 21 years of age or older and resid in the district served. They also must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be willing to safeguard the interest of the cooperative among the members and the general public.
  • Must not in any way be employed by or financially interested in a business selling supplies to the cooperative.
  • Must not be a husband, wife, mother, father, brother, sister, child, or in-law of a current employee or director of the cooperative.
  • No present or former cooperative employee shall be eligible to become a board member.
  • Must be willing to attend regularly scheduled and special meetings of the board of directors and also attend national, state and local organization meetings with associated interests.
  • Must be willing to attain NRECA director certification within nine years after being elected.

All director nominees for election at the annual meeting must be nominated by a certified petition signed by 30 or more members of the cooperative who reside in the district from which the nominee is being selected to run. (For the purposes of this petition, a husband and wife constitute only one signature.) Each petition must contain a certification by a member of the district that he or she personally witnessed each signature included with the petition. The petition must be filed at the cooperative’s office not less than 60 nor more than 100 days prior to the annual meeting. The assistant secretary-treasurer of the cooperative shall certify to the board of directors within 15 days after receipt of a petition whether or not the petition contains the necessary 30 member signatures. No nominations may be made at the annual meeting or during the 60-day period preceeding the meeting.

Forms are available at the Southern Indiana Power office. Forms will be accepted starting Jan. 12, 2024, and the deadline to submit the material is Feb. 16.