Consolidated Cooperative is locally owned, locally operated, and democratically controlled by the consumer-owners it serves. That means each account holder can vote for trustees who are also consumer-owners of the cooperative. Trustees govern the cooperative in the best interest of its members. Co-ops also operate on the “one member, one vote” principle – that means no matter how many accounts you have, you vote only once for your trustees. It’s another way co-ops operate differently from shareholder-owned utilities and businesses.
An elected body that serves on behalf of all members
The board is responsible for establishing policies, seeing initiatives through and approving items like work plans, the financial budget, and electric rates.
Trustees ensure that the cooperative operates with the established principles on which it was built, and they maintain its strategic direction of nonprofit operation and cost-of-service-based rates.
Consolidated Cooperative’s board of trustees is composed of nine members, each of whom represents one district, or segment of the service area. If you are not sure what district you are a member of click here to view the district service map.
To serve on Consolidated’s board of trustees you must be able to attend:
- 12 regular monthly meetings alternating between our Mount Gilead and Delaware offices beginning at 1:00 p.m.
- Quarterly subsidiary meetings
- Special committee meetings, as needed
- A bi-annual Member Advisory Committee meeting
- The Annual Meeting held in May
- Strategic Planning sessions (every other year or more frequently, if needed)
- State and National trainings and educations (minimum one per year)
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