Nishnabotna Valley REC is governed by a member-elected Board of Directors. The operations of the Cooperative are carried out under the policies established by the Board of Directors. Each member of the Board of Directors is an active member of the cooperative, living within the district they represent, and obtains his or her electricity from the Cooperative just as every other member does.
Directors are elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting of Members in Harlan, Iowa, held each year in August. The directors are elected for a three year term, and the districts are staggered to ensure governance continuity for the Cooperative. Nishnabotna Valley REC Board of Directors is made up of seven districts. Here is a map of those districts.
Each member has a vote in a cooperative. If you are a member you will receive a letter mailed at lease 10 days prior to the Annual Meeting of Members that contains information about when and where the meeting will be held. The letter to the membership also states the directors on the ballot to be elected and other business to be discussed at that year's meeting. More information will be provided here as we approach our next Annual Meeting of Members.
Elected directors must live in the Director District for which they serve. No director may be eligible to become or remain a director if said member is directly employed by or financially interested in a competing enterprise of a business selling electric energy or supply to the Cooperative or a business primarily engaged in selling electrical and plumbing appliances, fixtures or supplies to members of the Cooperative.
Directors are selected by Director District each year by the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is appointed by the Board of Directors at least sixty (60) days before the meeting of the members at which the Directors are to be elected. The committee on nominations must consist of one member from each District. The Nominating Committee will prepare and post the list of nominations at least twenty (20) days before the annual meeting of members.
Any fifteen or more members acting together may make other nominations by petition not less than 15 days prior to the meeting. The petitioned nomination will be posted at the same place as the where the list of nominations by the committee is posted. All nominations made by petition shall be limited to members to the District from which a Director is to be elected, and the petitioners must also be from said District.
Nishnabotna Valley REC is divided into seven Director Districts.
District 1: Gene Kenkel, Panama
District 2: Galen Grabill, Harlan
District 3: Donna Olson, Kimballton
District 4: Tom Pattee, Avoca
District 5: Bryan Greve, Walnut
District 6: Dave Applegate, Oakland
District 7: Darrell Stamp, Walnut
It is the goal of Nishnabotna Valley REC to communicate and meet the needs of all of our members. In the event you have questions or concerns that have not been answered by the Cooperative staff and you would like to contact the Director from your District, please Submit an Email and your information will be sent to your District Director.
Regular monthly board meetings are held at the Cooperative office at 1317 Chatburn Avenue, Harlan, Iowa. The meetings are typically held the third Thursday of each month but are subject to change.
A person who wishes to speak or present any item of business to the Board may do so within time limitations determined by the chairman, provided that such person makes a written request therefore not less than five days prior to the meeting, and such request is granted by the manager or executive committee prior to the meeting. A few exclusions apply. Contact the co-op to learn more.
Here is a schedule of the remaining 2021 regular meetings of the Board of Directors:
November/December combined November 30