In adherence with Dakota Electric’s bylaws and policies, an annual election is held where any eligible member may seek election to the board of directors in the district which they reside.
Members interested in seeking election for a director seat should visit Annual Meeting & Election page for more information and to submit an application. Members may only apply to seek election for one board seat.
Completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. All candidates must be available to interview on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. These interviews may take place in the afternoon or evening.
Seeking Nominating Committee Volunteers
Dakota Electric is requesting member volunteers to help be a part of our annual election process by serving on the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee serves as an integral part of our annual election process by interviewing director candidate applicants and helping to determine those qualified to be placed on the election ballot for 2023.
Members interested in serving should visit the Annual Meeting & Election page for more information and to submit their request. All requests to serve must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. All volunteers must be available to interview board candidates on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. These interviews may take place in the afternoon or evening.
Committee appointments are selected at random to ensure two assignments and one alternate to represent each district. All members will be notified of the outcome in early January 2023. Those who serve on the Nominating Committee will receive a stipend for their time.
For election related questions please contact Melissa Cherney at [email protected] or 651-463-6252.
The Role of Your Board
Dakota Electric’s board of directors are member-elected to represent the interests of all members. They provide governance through strategic planning, risk assessment, financial due diligence and policy development that guide the cooperative’s direction and business operations.
Attend monthly cooperative board meetings and assigned committee meetings as needed. Attend regional and/or national meetings, conferences and events as delegates on behalf of Dakota Electric, or to stay current with the most relevant industry related news.
Enroll in training and education to stay up-to-date on key issues and trends in the industry in preparation to be able to meet the challenges facing electric cooperatives now and in the future.
Dakota Electric sends out Circuits monthly newsletter to our members each month. Inside, members can find valuable money- and energy-saving tips, special event details, news about Dakota Electric and electric utility industry information that may impact electric bills.
Dakota Electric Association
4300 220th Street West
Farmington, Minnesota 55024