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Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative will hold an election this spring for board directors serving co-op districts 1, 2 and 3. All co-op members in those districts have an opportunity to vote by mail or online. Ballots and voting instructions will mail April 28 to members in districts 1, 2 and 3.

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.

"Each member has a vote in the election of board directors," said General Manager Steve Stroshane. "Electric cooperatives are unique because we are owned and governed by the members we serve. Co-op directors are local members who live and work here. They understand and listen to our local community. Local board governance is one of the greatest advantages of our co-op business model." 

District 1 includes parts of Osceola, Alden and Garfield townships, and Farmington and Somerset townships. Incumbent director Cindy Thorman of Osceola is running unopposed.

District 2 includes part of Osceola township, and St. Croix Falls, Eureka, Sterling, Laketown and Milltown townships. Incumbent director Mike Morris of Luck is running unopposed.

District 3 includes part of Garfield and Alden townships, and Lincoln, Blackbrook, Clear Lake, Vance Creek, Star Prairie, Forest and New Haven townships. Incumbent director Ed Gullickson of Amery is running unopposed.

Election results will be announced at Polk-Burnett’s 85th annual meeting, Friday, June 9.

For a map of co-op districts and more information about the co-op’s board of directors or annual meeting, visit our board of directors webpage or call 800-421-0283.