As a cooperative, Polk-Burnett is owned and democratically controlled by its members and governed by a board of directors elected from the membership. The directors represent the best interests of all members when making policy decisions for the co-op.Ed Gullickson, Board President
Board responsibilities include annual budgeting and purchasing decisions, system improvements, rate studies and rights-of-way procedures. Polk-Burnett has nine directors, representing nine districts, who serve three-year terms and attend monthly meetings, generally the fourth Monday of each month. Director terms expire in June and an election is held each May via mail and electronic ballot for eligible voters in three districts.