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Three directors to be elected at annual meeting

Each spring, Boone REMC holds an annual meeting to keep our members informed about their cooperative. The event includes a business meeting, during which members are elected to serve three-year terms on the board of directors.

At the 2019 annual meeting, to be held at Lebanon High School on Saturday, March 2, our members will elect one director per district to represent districts 7, 8, and 9.

Directors attend board meetings, the annual meeting, committee meetings, directors’ conferences, and educational seminars as necessary. Directors need to be accessible to members within the district and be willing to represent all members of the co-op. They are also expected to acquire knowledge about the utility, including finances, management, and public issues. In addition, directors establish policies and employ a chief executive officer, who is responsible for all operational details of the REMC.

To be eligible for a position on the board of directors, candidates must be a member or a designated representative of a corporate member; be a bona fide resident of the district; not be a minor; not be a convicted felon; and not be a member of the immediate family of a board member or full-time employee of the cooperative. Immediate family refers to children, spouse, siblings, parents, foster parents, stepparents, grandparents, parents-in-law, sister- or brother-in-law or son- or daughter-in-law.

Directors receive per diem for their services and are eligible to participate in other benefits programs offered by the cooperative.

Boone REMC members residing in districts 7, 8, and 9 who are interested in running for a position on the board of directors must complete a petition packet. It can be downloaded from our website or picked up at our office, located at 1207 Indianapolis Ave., Lebanon. We also can mail you a copy if you give us a call at 800-897-7362. A map of director districts is available here.

Petitions must be signed by no less than 3 percent of the account holders of record in the district for which a candidate is seeking election and must be received in the co-op’s office by 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 8.