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Board of Directors Elections

St. Croix Electric Cooperative is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors - one director representing each of the nine districts within the Cooperative service area. Members (e.g. consumer-owners) have a direct voice in the operations of the Cooperative through the election of representatives to the Board of Directors. Each spring, a volunteer nominating committee approves a slate of director candidates to be elected by mail ballot. Director terms are staggered so that one-third of the nine director seats are elected each year. A director's role includes approving policies, long-range planning and providing the resources leading to the accomplishment of the Cooperative's vision for the future. Directors serve three-year terms with three seats on the Board up for election on an annual basis.The Board meets the first Monday of the month at the SCEC office in Hammond. Agendas are posted on the Co-op's website prior to each meeting. 

In 2018, director seats in Districts 2, 5 & 8, are up for election. Current directors serving each of the districts are: Alan Wilkie (Dist. 2), William Findlay (Dist. 5) and Derrick Oberle (Dist. 8). Members interested in running for a seat on the Board of Directors should contact a member of their District's Nominating Committee (listed below) by Feb. 19 in order to provide the potential candidate enough time to complete required paperwork. District numbers are listed at the top of a member's monthly electric bill.

2018 NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Dist. 2
Lowell Enerson: 507-276-4521
Bob Feidler: 703-786-2323
David Hense: 715-386-6250

Dist. 5
Todd Edelman: 715-222-6785
Mark Lebo: 715-220-5716
Don Schumacher: 715-684-2652

Dist. 8
Joe Helgevold: 715-265-4948
Charles Walz: 715-265-4308
Elle Wood: 651-491-5527

 

 A director:

  • may not have a financial interest in a competing business including, but not limited to, electric energy and Internet access;
  • may not have had a felony conviction related to a lapse of fiduciary responsibility within the last five years;
  • may not have unpaid obligations to the Cooperative or have been subject to disconnection (a 60-day or longer balance owing) for non-payment within a 12-month period;
  • may not have been employed by the Cooperative within the preceding five years;
  • may not have pursued any litigation against the Cooperative or any of its employees in the preceding five years.
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