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Governance

The Board of Trustees

Wiregrass Electric has a nine-member Board of Trustees elected by the membership at large on a three-year rotating basis.

Board meetings are typically held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at at the headquarters in Hartford, Alabama, unless another meeting location, time, and/or date is set. Check regularly for changes in the schedule.

Members are welcome to attend Board meetings; however, we request that interested members call in advance at 1-800-239-4602 so that WEC may make appropriate accommodations since meetings are held after office hours.

Click here to view information on current board of trustee members.

Next Meeting

  • March 28, 2017 at 6:15 pm in Hartford
  • April 18, 2017 at 6:15 pm in Hartford
  • May 23, 2017 at 6:15 pm in Hartford

Click here for Terms and Conditions of Service and Rules and Regulations applying to members applying for service from WEC.

Board Meeting Rules of Conduct

Click here to view the Board Meeting Rules of Conduct 

Board of Trustee Minutes

Click here for Minutes of Board of Trustee meetings.

Elections

Wiregrass Electric Cooperative is committed to open and democratic elections for its Board of Trustees. The election procedure for Trustees allows Board candidates to be nominated by a petition of 15 members who reside in their district.

Generally, voting may be done by mail with information being sent at the end of September — or at any time after registering at Annual Meeting by qualified members in Hartford.  Because voting is available to all members by mail, no voting will take place at district offices. Election will be held by electronic voting machine when there is more than one candidate for office. WEC’s attorney Edward Price and an independent Balloting Committee of Cooperative members oversees the election process.

Three members of the board of trustees are elected each year. The district rotation is listed below:

  • 2017 — Districts 3, 6 and 9
  • 2018 — Districts 2, 5 and 8
  • 2019 — Districts 1, 4 and 7

Eligible members interested in running for a position on the Board must fill out and submit a petition signed by at least 15 members residing in their district. Petitions to run for Trustee are available from the CEO’s office at the Headquarters in Hartford. Deadline for petitions is 60 days prior to Annual Meeting.

The requirements to serve on the Board are listed in Article IV, Trustees, of our By-Laws, and candidates will be furnished a map showing Director districts. In compliance with the Bylaws, completed and signed petitions must be mailed or delivered to the CEO 60 days prior to Annual Meeting for the candidate to be placed on the ballot for the current year’s elections.

Trustee qualifications:

  • Must be a member and bona fide resident in the area served by the Cooperative.
  • Must be a resident of the district from which he is elected to represent.
  • Cannot be in any way employed by or financially interested in a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy or supplies to the Cooperative, or a business primarily engaged in selling electrical or plumbing appliances, fixtures or supplies to the members of the Cooperative.
  • Cannot be the incumbent of an elective public office in connection with which a salary or compensation in excess of one hundred dollars per annum is paid.
  • Cannot be an employee of the Cooperative nor may he or she become an employee of the Cooperative at any time within two years after he or she leaves office.
  • Cannot have a close relative employed by the Cooperative or serving on the Board of Trustees at the time of qualification. Close relative shall mean father, mother, brother, sister or child, father-inlaw, mother-inlaw, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and to include step-children. However, this provision shall not apply to any person presently serving on the Board of Trustees.
  • Cannot be an employee of the Cooperative or have been an employee of the Cooperative within the preceding five years prior to the time of qualifications.
  • Cannot have been convicted of a felony offense.

Board Districts

Maps of each board district are available below.

District #1
District #2
District #3
District #4
District #5
District #6
District #7
District #8
District #9