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Upcoming Board Nominations

Want to get involved in your Electric Co-Op?

As a member-owned, democratically governed cooperative, Pioneer encourages member participation. Members, just like you, have the opportunity to be nominated, run for, and be elected to serve on, the Pioneer Board of Trustees and three county boards of Champaign, Miami, and Shelby counties.

Even if you have little or no experience in the electric industry, there is still an opportunity for you to represent your fellow members and serve on one of Pioneer’s boards.

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be a member and bona fide resident in the district and geographical area you are nominated to represent.
  • Must avoid activities that create a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest with the Cooperative or its related organizations.
  • Have not met term-limitations on the board for which you are being considered.
  • Must not have a close relative employed by Pioneer (county board), and/or serving on the Board of Trustees (Board of Trustees)
  • Will have their account verified for good financial standing; and
  • May be subject to a background check.

Ways to Express Interest

  1. Fill out the Candidate Application form
  2. Email with your name, service address and the board you’d like to be considered for.
  3. Complete and return the form on the opposite side of the bill insert that you received in the mail. Forms should be mailed to one of the Pioneer offices.

Board of Trustees or County Board – What’s the Difference?

Board Trustees
  • Represent fellow members
  • Employ the President/CEO
  • Establish company policy
  • Provide strategic direction
  • Participate in co-op training and conferences

Each year three trustees, one from each district, are elected to a three-year term and can serve up to seven consecutive terms. As a member of the board of trustees, you will be required to commit time beyond monthly meetings for training and education.

County Board
  • Nominate trustees and district board members
  • Act as a voice for members in your district
  • Typically meet three evenings per year

Each year four trustees are newly elected to each county board for a three-year term and can serve up to seven consecutive terms.

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