The process of recruiting and electing new board members is key to strengthening the cooperative organization that strives to provide unequaled and unparalleled service to its members. CVEC board members have a voice in shaping the cooperative's future while working alongside a group of people who share a like-minded commitment to the democratic process.
A director's responsibility consists of having the knowledge to set policies and approve strategic plans that are the basis for operating the cooperative. A director must have the time to attend monthly board meetings, other special sessions and educational seminars that are necessary in order to keep directors informed on the always evolving aspects of the electric utility industry.
According to Section 3 of CVEC's Bylaws, nominations for director candidates shall be by petition, with any interested member submitting a petition containing the signatures of at least fifteen (15) members in good standing with the cooperative and who reside in the district for which the individual is seeking nomination. All petitions must be submitted to the cooperative no later than sixty (60) days prior to the date of the meeting where the director election shall be held.
The election of directors for CVEC's Board of Directors takes place each year at the annual meeting of members in August, where members elect three directors to serve three-year terms.
Director Candidate Steps
Review the Articles and Bylaws, board district maps and policies
Download and complete the Director Candidate Petition Packet. Once completed, you may email your documents to email@example.com or drop them off in-person at CVEC’s headquarters. All completed materials must be received no later than June 2, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
Use the signature form (print as many as needed) provided in the petition materials to obtain verifiable signatures from at least fifteen (15) members in good standing with the cooperative, who reside in the district, or having designated voting residences in the CVEC district for which election is sought. Members seeking nomination are encouraged to collect more than fifteen (15) signatures to account for possible verification issues.
Once signatures and eligibility are received, the candidate material will be reviewed by the Qualifications and Election Committee to verify eligibility for approval of placement on the ballot.
For additional information about director responsibilities or general inquiries, please contact CVEC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 641.932.7126.
Director Election Schedule
CVEC's territory is divided into five districts, represented by the proportional number of board seats for each district. Director terms are staggered in a set three-year rotation.