2018 Annual Meeting
What: CCEC Annual Meeting - dinner, live music, business updates, prizes!
When: Tuesday, May 1. Dinner: 5:30 p.m. Business meeting: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave S, Fargo
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It's that time of the year again for Cass County Electric Cooperative. Our annual meeting is right around the corner, and lots of planning, writing, and advertising is going on to make sure our members know about it. We spend a lot of time preparing for the annual meeting each year and a lot of people work hard to make sure it goes off without a hitch. But just why do we put so much effort into it? Why is it so important?
The annual meeting is where our members are able to vote for the board of directors. This is one of the core differences between cooperatives and other types of businesses. The operations of the cooperative are decided by the board of directors, who are members themselves, and who are elected solely by other members.
Think of it like this: directors run the cooperative + directors are elected by members = members run the cooperative!
This year we have three board members running unopposed for re-election. The election process will be by voice vote only.
Of course, members can voice questions or concerns to directors or employees at any time, and the annual meeting is a great place to do that as well! When members come to the meeting, they'll see a presentation on the cooperative's performance in 2017, hear a bit about what we have planned for the coming year, and have a chance to chat with board members and employees.
I have decided to submit my name as a candidate for the Cass County Electric Cooperative Board for another three-year term. There are some critical issues in the near future that could have several major impacts on our cooperative and the prices we pay for power. During these discussions, it is important to have a group that has had some experience and knowledge of how the system works and its effect on the members. My past experience on the board coupled with my background in farming, sales, and degrees in electrical engineering and systems will help keep our cooperative effective in meeting the membership needs of electrical power at an affordable price.
I enjoy being a director of CCEC for many reasons. The experience of being on the board of the fastest growing rural electric utility in North Dakota along with learning how the industry operates and survives has been most interesting. I’m proud to serve the members of CCEC as a director. The staff and employees are very conscientious of what transpires at CCEC, and from sidewalks to safety, CCEC leads the way for North Dakota rural electric utilities. The employees are to be commended for their dedication, work ethic, and efforts put forth in serving our members and the operations of CCEC. They are the shining light of CCEC, and CCEC shines like the sun. Thank you for supporting me as your director of District Three.
I am proud to be a CCEC member and appreciate the opportunity to have served on the board. CCEC represents a diverse population across our service territory. All members deserve safe, reliable, affordable electricity as well as the preservation of CCEC’s core values: safety, accountability, innovation, integrity, and commitment to community. I try to honor our mission and values while planning for an exciting future in the electric utility industry; one that may be very different from today. It is an honor to be considered for another term on the board, and I appreciate your support. Please join me May 1 to discuss the cooperative’s business at our annual meeting.