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Applications being accepted for 2018 co-op board election

Co-op district mapPolk-Burnett Electric Cooperative is seeking candidates for its 2018 board election in Districts 7, 8 and 9. Applications are now being accepted from co-op members. The deadline to apply is March 9.

District 7 includes the Webb Lake, Scott, Jackson, Chicog, Casey and Rusk townships. The incumbent director is Maury Miller of Danbury.

District 8 includes Swiss, Oakland, Union, Meenon and Sand Lake townships. The incumbent director is Chuck Brookshaw of Webster.

District 9 includes Marshland, Lincoln, Grantsburg, Wood River, Daniels, Siren, Anderson and Trade Lake townships. The incumbent director is Tom Swenson of Webster.

As a cooperative, Polk-Burnett is owned by its members and governed by a board of directors elected from its membership.  Board directors serve a three-year term and attend monthly meetings to guide policy and budget decisions for Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative.

All co-op members in Districts 7, 8 and 9 will have the opportunity to cast their votes in the 2018 Polk-Burnett board election. Ballots will be mailed in early May and members can vote by mail or online. Election results will be announced at the co-op’s annual meeting June 8. New director terms begin June 25.

“Members of Polk-Burnett have the opportunity to make their voices heard and represent their neighbors by taking an active role in cooperative governance,” said Steve Stroshane, general manager. “Democratic member participation is one of the great advantages of a cooperative.
I encourage you to consider participating in the co-op 2018 board election.”

Co-op members interested in running for a board position to represent District 7, 8 or 9 may contact the general manager’s office at Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative, 800-421-0283, ext. 313, for an application.

Learn more about Polk-Burnett’s board of directors and see a map of co-op districts

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