Petitions are now available for professional, dedicated individuals wanting to serve fellow members as part of the REMC board in districts 1 (Greenfield and Millgrove townships), District 2 (Jamestown Township), and District 9 (Otsego, Richland and Franklin townships). If you reside in one of these townships, are a member of Steuben County REMC, are a permanent resident in one of the nine districts within our service territory and are interested in running for election, please stop by the office today to get your petition. The elected directors serve three-year terms, thus districts rotate on a three-year basis.
Candidates are elected by their fellow members in attendance at the annual meeting through a majority vote. This year’s annual meeting takes place on Saturday, June 13, at Trine University’s ARC.
The nine-member board of directors acts on behalf of the membership, ruling in the members’ best interest in matters of governing the cooperative. The REMC board of directors is the legal body which both the members and the regulatory agencies hold accountable for the actions of the cooperative. Their responsibilities include overseeing long-term financial planning and corporate objectives; strategic planning; governing rates and rules of service; operating philosophy and policy; operating budget; and the general manager evaluation.
Directors maintain a vast knowledge of the electric industry, participate in regular training and certification and attend civic, community and industry events throughout the year. Here at Steuben County REMC, we pride ourselves on maintaining a board of directors that is concerned, caring and collectively knowledgeable.
If you reside in districts 1,2 or 9, meet the requirements listed above, and would like to be considered for election to the REMC board of directors, you may stop in the REMC office and pick up a petition. The petition must be signed by at least 15 members and be returned to the REMC office by Wednesday, April 29, which is no less than 45 days prior to the 2020 annual meeting on Saturday, June 13.
If you have any questions concerning the procedure for election to the board of directors or have questions concerning the duties and responsibilities of members of the board of directors, feel free to contact Britt Holden at the REMC office.