Will you be the next director? Act now!

Posted on Nov 29 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Your electric cooperative is not owned by far-away investors and is not run by an appointed board of directors. Your electric cooperative is run by a democratically elected board that is given the privilege to serve their fellow co-op member-consumers, neighbors and friends. If leading your electric co-op interests you, consider running for directorship at the 2019 annual meeting.

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. In addition, member-consumers must reside in one of the districts up for election.

At the 2019 annual meeting, we will be electing directors from District 1 and District 2. District 1 includes the following townships: Porter (west portion), Boone and Pleasant in Porter County and all areas served by KV REMC in Lake County. District 2 includes Porter (east portion), Westchester, Pine, Jackson, Washington, Morgan, Center, Union and Liberty townships in Porter County.

Interested member-consumers will be requested to complete a petition requiring signatures from 15 member-consumers who live in their district. Director petition packets will be available Jan. 28, 2019.

In addition, member-consumers interested in running for a board seat must attend a mandatory informational meeting in late March. All member-consumers running for directorship 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.

We hope you will consider running for the board of your cooperative.