Qualifications for Candidacy

Qualifications for Candidacy

Below are the qualifications for a Board of Director as listed in the Cooperative's Bylaws


Section 3. Qualifications.

No person shall be eligible to become or remain a director who:

(a) is not or has not been a member of the Cooperative for the six (6) consecutive months immediately preceding becoming a director;

(b) is in any way employed by or financially interested in a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy, services or supplies to the Cooperative or any of its subsidiaries;

(c) does not permanently occupy and continuously and materially use the Cooperative’s service at his or her principal place of abode at a location within the director district from which the director is elected or appointed;

(d) is an employee of the Cooperative or any of its subsidiaries or has been an employee of the Cooperative or any of its subsidiaries within the twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding becoming a director;

(e) has been convicted of a felony;

(f) is not a legal resident of the United States;

(g) owes a delinquent debt to the Cooperative and whose account is not considered to be in good standing during such director’s term of office or within three years prior to becoming a director;

(h) is a current applicant for employment with the Cooperative or any of its subsidiaries;

(i) is a Close Relative of an employee with the Cooperative or any of its subsidiaries while a director and during the twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preced-ing becoming a director; or

(j) is a Close Relative of a sitting Director. The term “Close Relative” as used herein shall mean an individual who through blood, law, or marriage, is a spouse, child, stepchild, father, stepfather, mother, step-mother, brother, stepbrother, half-brother, sister, stepsister, half-sister, grandparent, grandchild, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, or daughter-in-law; or any persons who cohabit or reside in the same residence.

Upon establishment of the fact that a director is holding office in violation of any of the foregoing provisions, the Board of Directors shall remove such director from office. Nothing contained in this section shall affect in any manner whatsoever the validity of any action taken at any meeting of the Board of Directors.

This bylaw section will not apply to Close Relatives as defined above who are employed full-time by the Cooperative as of September 19, 2008.