This time of year is exciting for Pioneer Electric Cooperative and for its board of trustees. It’s also the perfect opportunity for you to express an interest in being nominated for one of three board trustee positions or a seat on one of our county nominating boards.
What’s the difference between a seat on the county board and one on the board of trustees?
The county boards mainly serve as nominating committees. They are the individuals who select interested members to run for the open board seats. They represent the members in their individual districts. Pioneer is divided into 12 districts.
The county boards meet three evenings a year in addition to an orientation that introduces board members to their new role.
Each year, four board members are elected to each of three county boards for three year terms and they can serve up to seven consecutive terms.
Board of trustee positions are responsible for employment of the president/CEO. They provide strategic direction and establish company policy.
Trustees participate in electric cooperative training and conference opportunities, most often requiring travel. They also attend monthly meetings, primarily at Pioneer’s Piqua office and occasionally in Urbana.
An estimated 30 days per year are required for meetings, education and training, and conferences. Three trustees, one from each district, are elected to three-year terms, and they can serve up to seven consecutive terms.
Are you interested in running for the board of trustees or county boards?