District Committee Representatives
Each year, Riverland Energy has district meetings in accordance with the cooperative’s bylaws presenting the opportunity to place names on the ballot for director positions. The District Committee of the cooperative will meet in February to nominate candidates for the Riverland Energy Cooperative Board of Directors election at the annual meeting on March 30. One director will be elected from District 1, District 6, and District 7 for four-year terms. Director qualifications and expectations outlined in the cooperative’s policy are summarized here:
- Must be a bona-fide resident of the director district and eligible to vote at the membership meeting.
- Must be willing to abide by and uphold all articles, bylaws, and policies of the cooperative to the best of your ability.
- Must be bondable.
- Must agree to disclose any potential conflicts of interest and abstain from voting on any issue, which may be construed as a conflict of interest.
- Cannot be employed or have financial interest in a competing enterprise.
- Cannot gain substantial revenue from the sale of goods or services to the cooperative.
- Must disclose if closely related to an employee of the cooperative.
- Must sign an application for serving on the board of directors.
In order to direct and discharge his/her performance of duties and obligations of the board of directors, candidates for the board of directors must understand and make every effort to comply with the following:
- Must agree to cooperate with other directors and support majority decisions.
- Must hold all information gained in the performance of duties in strict confidence.
- Must be willing to make a reasonable effort to attend director training and educational sessions.
- Must agree to prepare for, attend, and participate in regular and special board meetings. Must agree to be responsible for helping to set policy, but not be involved with day-to-day operations of the cooperative.
- Must be dedicated to the well-being of the cooperative, and the “Seven Cooperative Principles.”
- Must have high moral standards and a clear concept of director’s responsibilities and ethics.
Members interested in running for a board position to represent District 1, 6, or 7 may contact the general manager’s office at 800-411-9115, for an application. Or get in touch with someone on the list and have then nominate you at the District Committee Meeting.