A MESSAGE FROM YOUR WCEC BOARD PRESIDENT
10 Things to Know About the WCEC Board of Directors
It is my honor to serve the WCEC Membership as a director on the Wharton County Electric Cooperative governing board. I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you, my fellow members, a few details about serving on the board:
- The WCEC Board has nine directors. Each director represents one of the nine districts that make up the WCEC service territory. In order to represent the district adequately, the director must reside in the district full-time. (See opposite page for district boundaries and representing directors.)
- Each director serves on the board for three years. Directors may serve up to four consecutive terms for a total of 12 years. After serving through their term limit, a director must sit out at least one term before running again.
- Directors are elected by the WCEC members at the Annual Meeting of Members.
- Board officers are elected each year by the Board of Directors during the first board meeting after the Annual Meeting.
- Directors are required to attend regular meetings of the Board of Directors held on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
- Directors are expected to review every aspect of the cooperative’s functioning including financials, operations, and member services at each board meeting.
- Directors are also required to attend any special-called meetings as deemed necessary by the board.
- Directors are encouraged to take part in training on the cooperative business model, the energy industry, and leading a cooperative. They are expected to earn a Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association during their first term.
- Directors are responsible for deciding the best actions in the best interest of all members.
- Anyone can run for and serve on the board as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.
While serving on the WCEC board is an honor, it is also challenging and there is a lot to learn. For me, it is worth the effort to represent my neighbors in such a big way.
If I can answer any questions, please feel free to contact me or the co-op!