Board and Bylaws

Member-consumers like you who understand and listen to the community lead Stearns Electric Association.

Stearns Electric is a democratically-controlled business, which means the Cooperative is governed by local people and elected by you. With members in charge, you can feel confident that Board decisions are made in the best interest of you and your community.

The Stearns Electric Board of Directors consists of nine member-consumers, one to represent each of the Cooperative’s nine districts. They are elected to serve for three-year terms. Nominations for director candidates open each December followed by elections each spring, concluding at the Annual Meeting.

Stearns Electric’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws provide the framework for governing and conducting business at the Cooperative. They provide information on membership, board of director elections, Capital Credits and more.



Learn more about board responsibilities, qualifications and time commitment in our Director Overview sheet. Please visit the Director Election page for complete details.



Board meetings are usually held on the last Thursday of each month and alternate in location between our headquarters office in Melrose and branch office in St. Joseph. Members wishing to attend a board meeting shall contact the CEO at least ten days prior to the meeting to indicate the topic or concern and the number of members attending.

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