Dakota Electric Association is led by its members and belongs to the communities it serves. The cooperative’s board of directors place the interests of all members first in making its decisions, including safety, reliability, environmental impact, service and rates. As representatives, the board spends significant time and energy helping to set priorities for the co-op and guide governance decisions while serving in a highly complex and rapidly changing industry.
The democratic nature of electric cooperatives provides an opportunity for members to get involved. This community dialogue takes many shapes, including participation in the co-op member meetings and director elections.
We ask that members interested in observing a board meeting contact Dakota Electric’s executive assistant, Melissa Cherney at 651-463-6252 or email [email protected] prior to the meeting.
Members who wish to request an item be placed on the board meeting agenda should submit their request, in writing, at least two weeks prior to the scheduled board meeting date. Any requested items will be reviewed by cooperative leadership to ensure there is sufficient time on the agenda.
Meetings are typically held at 8:30 a.m. on the last Thursday of the month at the cooperative’s headquarters in Farmington. The start time and date may vary. Board meetings are currently being held virtually due to COVID-19.