Board of Directors and Leadership

A 12-person board of directors, consisting of and elected by members, governs the cooperative.

Dakota Electric’s board of directors act on behalf of the membership to guide operations and future planning for the cooperative. The board of directors has three members from each of its four districts. Directors serve three-year terms and are elected by you, our member-owners. Voting is done at large and all members have the opportunity to vote. For general inquiries about the board, please contact Melissa Cherney.

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John (Jack) DeYoe

District: 1
Address: Lakeville

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David Jones

District: 1
Address: Lakeville

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Jerry Pittman

District: 1
Address: Lakeville
Dakota Electric board chair

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Bill Middlecamp

District: 2
Address: Apple Valley

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Jim Sheldon

District: 2
Address: Apple Valley
Dakota Electric board treasurer

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Clay Van De Bogart

District: 2
Address: Lakeville
Represents Dakota Electric as a board director at Great River Energy

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Kenneth Danner

District: 3
Address: Apple Valley
Dakota Electric board secretary 

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Bill Holton

District: 3
Address: Apple Valley

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Margaret Schreiner

District: 3
Address: Eagan
Represents Dakota Electric as a board director at Great River Energy

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Paul Bakken

District: 4
Address: Eagan
Dakota Electric board vice chair

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Judy Kimmes

District: 4
Address: Hampton

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Stacy Miller

District: 4
Address: Eagan
MREA Director

Monthly Board Meetings

Due to the coronavirus, board meetings are being held virtually until further notice. If a member wishes to "attend" a board meeting, they should contact Melissa Cherney ([email protected]) as early as possible to discuss the technology options available.

Meetings are typically held at 8:30 a.m., but the starting time may vary due to the agenda.

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2020 Board Meeting Dates

December 17
November 19
October 29
September 24
August 27
July 30
June 25
May 28
April 30
March 26
February 27
January 30

Annual Meeting and Elections


As a member-owned cooperative, annual meetings provide an opportunity for members to hear reports from officers and directors, receive a financial update, ask questions and learn the results of the director elections.

Survey & Ballot Systems, an independent firm, conducts the election voting and will mail a ballot to every Dakota Electric member two weeks prior to the annual meeting. Members can vote by mail or online. Voting instructions will be included with your ballot.

Any member in good standing may seek election for the Board of Directors in the district in which he/she resides. Members may also volunteer to serve on the Nominating Committee. The deadline for board candidates is typically early December, prior to the spring elections.

We are now taking applications for director candidates and serving on the Nominating Committee. Application deadline is December 7.

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Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws

Dakota Electric’s articles of incorporation and bylaws provide the framework for governing and conducting business at Dakota Electric with information on membership, board of director elections, capital credits and more.
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