Dave Page, Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative General Manager, announced a vacancy on the organization’s board of directors in District One. District One encompasses the townships of Sisseton, Dry Wood Lake, Goodwill, Easter, Agency, and Lawrence. The opening is for a partial term which begins after the vote by the membership attending the annual meeting on March 21, 2019, and expires in 2020.
Candidate petitions are available at WVEC, and must have at least six signatures from current members in the district. Signed petitions must be returned to the WVEC office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 11.
Questions about qualifications or district residency? Contact WVEC at 605-432-5331 or 800-568-6631.
The process for becoming a director is contained in the cooperative’s bylaws in Article IV. The bylaws can be found on the WVEC website at www.whetstone.coop, by contacting the WVEC office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 800-568-6631. Each candidate should carefully read the bylaws and understand the procedures.
Typical duties and responsibilities of a board member include: sending representatives to the associations of which the cooperative is a member, attending educational seminars, serving on other cooperative boards, lobbying, remaining informed on pertinent legislative issues, and reading and studying to remain informed of current issues and how they might affect the co-op. The board also reviews financial reports and work plans, financial audits, and develops long-term plans to assure the financial and operational stability of the cooperative.
Directors can expect to commit about 30 days per year for cooperative-related activities. During a director’s first full term, every effort should be made to complete the NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Program.
Interested in becoming a candidate for the Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative Board of Directors? Contact the office at 605-432-5331 or stop by the cooperative’s headquarters at 1101 East Fourth Avenue in Milbank to pick up a petition.
Need more information? Contact a board member or General Manager Dave Page.