BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Logan County Electric Cooperative belongs to, and is governed by, the members we serve.
The Board of Trustees, elected by active members, oversees the President/General Manager, sets cooperative policies, and monitors the finances of the cooperative. The trustees represent their fellow members and make decisions that are in the best interest of the membership.
Each trustee serves a three-year term and then must run in the trustee election.
District 1 - Stokes and Bloomfield townships
District 2 - Richland and McArthur townships
District 3 - Rushcreek and Bokescreek townships
District 4 - Lake, Jefferson, Perry, Monroe, and Zane townships
District 5 - Pleasant, Miami, Union, and Liberty townships
District 6 - Village of Huntsville
District 7 - Washington and Harrison townships
Are you considering seeking a position on the board of trustees?
In November trustee interest cards will be mailed to the members who live in the board districts up for election. Every qualified member who returns the interest card to the general manager will receive an orientation booklet describing the responsibilities and expectations of a trustee, along with a trustee nomination information sheet where the candidate can describe his or her qualifications and reasons for seeking the position.
Upon completion of the nomination information sheet the member will be scheduled to do an interview with the Nominating Committee. This committee is made up of active members, appointed by the board of trustees and approved by the members at the annual meeting. The nominating committee puts forth the members who will be on the ballot for the trustee election.
Any member may nominate themselves by submitting a written petition signed by not less than 100 members. Petitions for election are to be returned no less than 40 days prior to the Annual Meeting.
Our seven board members, who live right here in our service territory, are democratically elected by active members. These trustees serve a three-year term and elections are held each spring before the annual meeting.
The board of trustees are responsible for directing the affairs and ensuring the long-term financial health of the cooperative. To ensure these responsibilities are met, board members take on three fundamental roles – fiduciary, regulator, and advocate.
- As fiduciary - the LCEC trustees are entrusted to act for the benefit of the LCEC members. When the board sets policies, monitors the general manager’s performance, approves the budget and work plan, or provides risk oversight, they work in the best interest of the collective membership of LCEC.
- As regulator - the LCEC trustees set the price of electricity to be charged to the members, including themselves, based on the costs of providing local, safe, reliable, and affordable electricity, and committed, member-focused service. The trustees work to ensure rates are equitable to all members, whether the service is residential, farm, or factory.
- As advocate - the LCEC trustees listen to the concern and needs of the members and bring those concerns and needs to the board meetings for discussion. The trustees desire to continue to work toward the purpose of the cooperative – powering communities and empowering members to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.
The board of trustees typically meet the fourth Monday of each month.