Board of Directors' Election
Did you know cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by members, like you? Members actively participate in setting policies and making decisions. This all happens through electing a board of directors.
How it works:
Northeastern’s service area is divided into nine districts. Each year, board of director elections are held and three of the nine positions are filled, and these director serve a three-year term.
Members are given the opportunity to select a representative from their area to serve on the board of directors. Each year, at the cooperative’s annual meeting, three district director positions are filled. The board is the legal body which both the member and the government hold accountable for the actions of the organization.
The board of directors is the governing body of the organization. The board sets policies and strategic direction.
The ideal candidate to serve a three-year term on the board of directors is someone who is passionate about Northeastern REMC's mission and the community we serve. A background in a business-related field is a plus. If you're eager to learn more about the economical operation of the cooperative while working in harmony with the whole board, this is a position for you.
Based on the Northeastern REMC bylaws, residential members are eligible to serve a three-year term on the board of directors if they are a member of Northeastern REMC and receive electrical services at their primary residence.
Close relatives of any incumbent director or of an employee of the cooperative at the time of election to the board may not run for election. Also, employees or anyone who has been employed by the co-op in the last five years cannot run.
Directors are expected to attend all special board meetings, committee meetings and the Northeastern REMC annual meeting in September each year.. Directors should also attend one National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) meeting or director’s conference every year.
Other meetings directors attend include one and two-day educational seminars. Directors are encouraged to complete their NRECA Credentialed Director’s Certificate during their first term.
This equals around 30 days each year representing Northeastern REMC.
Each year, at the cooperative’s annual meeting, three district director positions are filled.
Prior to the election, a nominating committee carefully reviews board applications and interviews prospective board members. Once this has taken place, candidates are announced to the public.
Voting begins in early summer and can be done online, by mail, or in the lobby at Northeastern REMC.
Currently there is no term limit for board members. At the end of each three-year term, board members are allowed to run again by following the same election process as any other candidate.
Find out what district you're in by clicking below. You will be able to click on the map or enter your address.
Interested in becoming a board member? The application deadline has passed for becoming a board member for 2021. Please check back in the Spring.