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Director Election

Stearns Electric Association’s Board of Directors are member-consumers just like you who understand and listen to the community. They represent you on the Co-op’s Board, which is responsible for overseeing the business of the Cooperative and determining its strategic direction.

Are you interested in learning more? View our Director Overview sheet for information on board responsibilities, qualifications and time commitment.

If you want to run for a seat on the Cooperative’s Board of Directors, you must meet the qualifications outlined in the Cooperative’s Bylaws and fill out an application during the annual nominations window, which opens 130 days before the Annual Meeting. The application and director information will be available on this webpage and at each office during the annual nominations window.

Stearns Electric’s service territory is divided into nine districts, each represented by a director elected by the members of that district. Each year, on a rotating basis, three districts elect directors.

 

DIRECTOR ELECTION SCHEDULE

Districts up for election in 2023: Districts 1, 7 and 8

Districts up for election in 2024: Districts 4, 5 and 9

Districts up for election in 2025: Districts 2, 3 and 6

 

2022-2023 DIRECTOR ELECTION:

Held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting on March 30, 2023, Cooperative districts 1, 7 and 8 have elections. Elected representatives will each serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors.

Please note, the nominations window closed on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

2023 DIRECTOR CANDIDATES

District 1 – Greg Blaine (incumbent)

District 7 – Scott Dirkes and Lonnie Iverson (incumbent)

District 8 – Eric Peterson (incumbent)

 

DISTRICT INFORMATION

District 1 – Serving Minnesota townships: Scandia-Valley, Cushing, Clough, Parker, Darling, Green Prairie, Culdrum, Pike Creek, Swanville, Swan River, Elmdale and Two Rivers in Morrison County.

District 7 – Serving Minnesota townships: Turtle Creek, Little Elk, Leslie, Reynolds, Long Prairie, Bruce, Gordon, Little Sauk, Round Prairie, Burnhamville, West Union and Grey Eagle in Todd County; and Orange Township in Douglas County.

District 8 – Serving Minnesota townships: Kandota and Birchdale Townships in Todd County; Westport Township in Pope County; Ashley, Sauk Centre and Melrose in Stearns County.

 

COOPERATIVE DIRECTOR INFORMATION PACKET

Director Information Sheet
District Map
Cooperative’s Article of Incorporation
Cooperative’s Bylaws
Member Handbook
2021 Annual Report

Stearns Electric retains the services of Survey and Ballot Systems, an independent contractor, to conduct the election in conjunction with the Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 30, 2023.

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