Cooperatives like Kankakee Valley REMC are different than other power providers. One of the most important differences is that our member-consumers lead us. Our employees focus on delivering safe and reliable electricity to your home or business. But the business decisions are made by member-consumers like you who serve as our elected directors.
An election will occur on Sept. 28 at the member appreciation day/annual business meeting. As a member-consumer of the co-op, you have the privilege of voting and running for an open seat on the board. This month, we are looking for individuals with a passion for the community and a willingness to serve and actively learn.
Serving on KV REMC’s board means you’re making a difference locally. You can use your talents and perspective to guide big decisions about the co-op that, in turn, benefit the larger community. The board’s mission is to look out for the vitality of the co-op and the community it serves. Board members typically provide input and guidance on budgets, co-op goals and direction, capital investments and upgrades in equipment and technology, involvement in economic development and have an active involvement with the local legislators, to name a few.
The energy industry is transitioning, and technological advancement and increased consumer preference for renewable energy are driving change. As a member of the board of directors, you would have an opportunity to help chart the course for our future.
Ultimately, our board is the community pulse for the co-op and helps keep us on the right track. They have a passion for the community and want to help it thrive. If you share the same commitment and want to contribute to the greater good, I hope you’ll consider running for a board position on this year’s ballot.
As a reminder, all members interested in running for a director position must attend the mandatory directorship meeting on Tuesday, June 27 at the KV REMC office at 6 p.m. CT. To learn more about the director election process, visit kvremc.com.