Serving on the Trico Board
Thinking of running for a seat on the Trico Electric Board of Directors?
Find out what the job entails.
The Trico Board of Directors is an integral part of Trico’s business operations. The board makes financial, strategic and other key decisions for the co-op.
Each year, two to three seats come up for election. Any Trico Member can run for one of these seats, provided they reside or operate a business in the district up for election that year.
Being a Director on the Trico Board can be very rewarding; however, it does have certain requirements and commitments.
This FAQ addresses some of the most commonly asked questions.
|Q. How are directors elected?||A. Each Director is nominated to run for the Board by the people living in the Director’s district; however, Directors are elected to the Board by the total Membership. Trico has seven districts, thus seven directors. Please see the District Map to see where each of these seven districts is located.
To be eligible to run for election, each director candidate must complete a Nomination Petition and obtain the signature of 30 Trico Members that reside in the district to be represented.
|Q. What exactly does the Trico Board of Directors do?
||A. The Trico Board of Directors oversees the business and affairs of the corporation and sets policy.|
|Q. How long are the Director terms?||A. Each Director term is three years. The terms are staggered so that only two to three are up for election in any given year.
|Q. How often does the Board meet?
||A. The Trico Board meets once each month, usually on the fourth Tuesday. These meetings are generally held during regular business hours and last a full business day. Directors receive a Board report prior to the meeting and are expected to review it and be ready to discuss it during the meeting.
The Board also meets from time-to-time for Special Meetings, a yearly budget meeting and strategic planning meetings.
|Q.How many hours do Directors spend working on Trico business each month?||A. This varies. In general, once a director completes the orientation process, a director can expect to devote from 10 to 15 hours per month to Trico business.
|Q.Are Directors compensated?||A. Directors receive a per diem as well as mileage when conducting Trico business.
|Q. Do Directors receive any orientation training?|| A. Directors are expected to complete an orientation process within the first six to nine months after their election to the Board. This process involves a number of meetings with various top-level Trico managers, the Trico CEO and the Trico Board President.
Directors are also strongly encouraged to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s education courses for new directors, which take place a various times and locations across the United States.
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