Each April, Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative members have an opportunity to attend their annual meeting. A typical annual meeting includes reports by the manager and officers of the Board of Directors, an election of directors, and other Cooperative business.
This year's annual meeting will be in Wellington on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. Details will be available as the date approaches.
If you want more information or have additional questions, please email us!
Every member of Sumner-Cowley Electric is also a member, with voting rights and representation on the cooperative board. Seven directors are elected by members to represent each of our geographic districts, each director serves a three-year term. Board meetings are typically the last Wednesday of every month. Directors may be nominated by petition in accordance with the cooperative bylaws.
Elections for the Board of Directors are held by mail-in ballot and results are announced at the Annual Meeting. The terms are rotated by district and at least one seat is up for election each year.
Find more information regarding your district director and terms click here.
Director qualifications are cited in the cooperative’s Bylaws:
- To be a full-time resident and member in good standing in the director district from which he or she has been nominated.
- Cannot be employed by or financially interested in a competing enterprise or business selling energy or supplies to the cooperative.
- Cannot have been in default on any obligations to the cooperative in the preceding 12 months.
- Cannot be personally employed or have a spouse, parent, sibling, child or grandchild, including a step-parent, step-sibling, step-child or step-grandchild who is an employee of the cooperative.
HOW TO RUN:
Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative Bylaws outline the procedure by which director candidates are nominated. The Bylaws state that the nomination of candidates for director shall be by petition. To be valid, a petition shall be signed by not less than 5 members and shall be delivered to the cooperative’s office no earlier than January 1, 2023 and no later than close of business on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.