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At South Plains Electric Cooperative, you are more than a customer, you’re a member. As a member, you have a voice in the leadership. Your vote in our annual board election is your voice in your cooperative.
Like other electric co-ops, South Plains Electric Cooperative is guided by a locally-elected board of directors that represents its members when making important decisions. Being a member of the board is an important and highly-responsible position in the community, and directors devote considerable time to the cause of powering our communities and empowering co-op members to improve the quality of their lives.
A director’s decisions affect issues such as electric rates, utility easements and capital credits, as well as strategic, financial and work plans. The post requires savvy, selfless men and women who understand their community’s needs and work to represent the members’ best interests.
All electric co-op boards benefit from the experience and accumulated knowledge of incumbent directors, many of whom undergo substantial education on topics such as the electric industry, technology, governance, risk management, rate-setting and policy development. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association offers training for directors to achieve national benchmarks such as Credentialed Cooperative Director or Board Leadership Certification. Established directors provide continuity and a depth of knowledge for the cooperative.
Our board is a democratically-elected body, with each director nominated by members of the cooperative’s service territory and voted in to position by all members who choose to participate in the cooperative’s open election. Any co-op member in good standing can run for an open board position for the district in which they receive service.
Equally important to electing directors who you think will act in the best interest of our communities is attending South Plains Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting on September 10.
Directors matter. Call (806) 775-7766 or visit SPEC.coop to find out who represents you on the cooperative’s board. Reach out to them with any concerns—or compliments—about your cooperative.