South Central Indiana REMC (SCI REMC) is seeking applicants for the Board of Director opening in District 6 due to the recent passing of Stephen Williamson of Poland, Indiana. Mr. Williamson was a former Owen County Commissioner, a bus driver for 54 years, a farmer, and served on the SCI REMC Board of Directors for 31 years.
Members interested in fulfilling the remainder of Mr. Williamson’s term for District 6 of approximately 15 months should contact Stacey Sauer at email@example.com to request a director candidate certification form. Forms must be submitted by May 21, 2021, to be considered. Members must live in District 6 to be eligible. A district map is available at sciremc.board.maps.sienatech.com.
A committee consisting of two directors and the President/CEO will review and interview eligible candidates. The committee will then make a recommendation to the SCI REMC Board of Directors at the June meeting.
About SCI REMC and the Role of a Director:
SCI REMC is a not-for-profit electric distribution and member-owned cooperative. The cooperative is a leader in distribution technology and is headquartered in Martinsville, Indiana. SCI REMC serves approximately 29,000 members in seven counties, including Morgan, Monroe, Owen, Brown, Johnson, Putnam, and Clay. SCI REMC launched a fiber division in 2018 and has connected almost 5,000 members with affordable, reliable high-speed internet.
Cooperatives believe strongly in building communities through the democratic process. As a member of a cooperative, you have a voice in how your cooperative is run. Directors are elected from the membership to represent you on the cooperative board. Director elections are open to all members. Elections occur during the business section of the Annual Member Meeting, which will be held in Fall. Additional details are provided in the South Central Indiana REMC bylaws.
Key Functions and Responsibilities of an SCI REMC Board of Director:
Managing general business administration
Employing a President and CEO to direct the operation of the co-op
Adopting short and long-term strategic plans for the co-op
Establishing and maintaining legal entities
Setting rate and fee schedules
Reporting to members on the financial condition of the co-op
Establishing controls to ensure effective operations
Visit sciremc.com/directors to learn more about the SCI REMC Board of Directors.