Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative holds elections each spring for co-op board directors. This year, board positions in co-op districts 4, 5 and 6 will be on the ballot.
Members in those districts have an opportunity to get involved in co-op decision making by running for a seat on the board. Applications for the 2019 board election are now being accepted from co-op members in districts 4, 5 and 6. The deadline to apply is March 8.
District 4 includes the towns of Balsam Lake, Apple River, Beaver, Clayton and Almena. The incumbent director is Joe Metro of Balsam Lake.
District 5 includes the towns of McKinley, Maple Plain, Georgetown, Johnstown and Crystal Lake. The incumbent director is Jeff Traynor of Balsam Lake.
District 6 includes the towns of LaFollette, Dewey, West Sweden, Lorain, Roosevelt, Luck, Clam Falls and Bone Lake. The incumbent director is Wilfred Owens of Frederic.
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 4, 5 and 6 will have the opportunity to cast their votes in the 2019 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 7. New director terms begin June 24.
“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 2019 board election.”
Co-op members interested in running for a board position to represent District 4, 5 or 6 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.