Board of Directors
How is the Board Organized?
- Seven directors serve on the Board of Directors.
- Directors are nominated by the Nominating Committee.
- OEC has six (6) districts and one (1) at large district.
How to Run for the Board of Directors
As a member-owner of Osceola Electric Cooperative, members have an element of local control that many other utility consumers do not. Members can seek consideration as candidates for the position of Director in addition to nominating other members to be considered for the position of Director. Each member also has the right to vote on candidates at the Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for March.
A nominating committee will be appointed by the Board of Directors in November and nominations will be sought shortly afterwards. If you are interested in becoming a candidate or nominating another member to be a candidate for the position of Director, please mail suggestions to the attention of the Nominations Committee, c/o Osceola Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 127, Sibley, Iowa 51249-0127. To ensure consideration, letters must reach the Cooperative’s office no later than the first of December.
Additional nominations can be made by petition signed by any 15 or more members of the Cooperative and delivered to the Secretary no less than 25 days prior to the Annual Meeting. A ballot listing the names of all persons so nominated will then be mailed to all members with the official notice of the Annual Meeting. Members can mail their marked ballots to the Cooperative’s office or vote in person at the Annual Meeting.
Board Term Limits
- Directors can serve on OEC Board for 12 years
- Each Director’s district is up for election every 3 years
The Board meets monthly at the OEC office on the 4th Tuesday, unless scheduling conflicts require the Board to amend the regular meeting date.