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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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Board of Directors and Bylaws

Board PhotoEach of Dakota Electric’s 12 directors is also a member who receives electricity from Dakota Electric. Directors act on behalf of members to guide operations and future planning for the cooperative.

Dakota Electric’s board of directors has three members from each of its four districts. Directors serve three-year terms and are elected by fellow members. Voting is done at large and all members have the opportunity to vote.

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  John (Jack) DeYoe
District: 1
Elected: 2013
Address: Lakeville
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  David Jones
District: 1
Elected: 2012
Address: Lakeville
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Jerry Pittman
District: 1
Elected: 1994
Address: Lakeville
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  Janet Lekson, MREA director
District: 2
Elected: 1996
Address: Rosemount
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JimSheldon.jpg  Jim Sheldon, chair
District: 2
Elected: 1994
Address: Apple Valley
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ClayVanDeBogart.jpg  Clay Van De Bogart, Great River Energy director
District: 2
Elected: 2000
Address: Lakeville
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KenDanner.jpg  Kenneth Danner, treasurer
District: 3
Elected: 2003
Address: Apple Valley
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BillHolton.jpg  Bill Holton, vice chair
District: 3
Elected: 1995
Address: Apple Valley
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MargaretSchreiner.jpg  Margaret Schreiner, Great River Energy director
District: 3
Elected: 1987
Address: Eagan
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  Paul Bakken
District: 4
Elected: 2011
Address: Eagan
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JudyKimmes.jpg  Judy Kimmes
District: 4
Elected: 1997
Address: Hampton
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PaulTrapp.jpg  Paul Trapp, secretary
District: 4
Elected: 2002
Address: Hastings
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