2023 Annual Meeting information
The annual meeting is a special time for co-op members to gather, share experiences, hear from co-op leadership and, perhaps most importantly, vote to elect your new board members. Join KEM Electric Cooperative for the 2023 annual meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. on June 15 in Napoleon, North Dakota at the American Legion Barry-Hoof Post #72.
KEM employees work hard to host this fun event, and we encourage you to attend and exercise some of the many rights you have as a member of an electric cooperative. We know the food, entertainment, and prizes are the best parts of the meeting, but there is so much more to the event.
At this year’s annual meeting, not only will you have a blast (and maybe win a prize!), but you will feel good knowing that you had a voice in an important decision that impacts one of our most vital resources, electricity.
Your co-op, your vote
The annual meeting is also the time to vote for board members who will represent you, the members of the co-op. Board members are local members, just like you. If you do not vote, you’re not only missing the opportunity to support a candidate who shares your views and concerns, but you’re also allowing others to chart a course that impacts your future.
In 2023, the three board positions sought include: one for District-at-Large, one for District 4, and one for District 5. In addition, there will be a bylaw change proposed to the membership.
KEM offers another option for cooperative voting process for director/ bylaw amendment
During this year’s voting process for your cooperative directors and the bylaw amendment, KEM Electric Cooperative will be introducing another voting option – online voting. As in the past, your cooperative will continue to offer the opportunity to vote by mail-in ballot or to vote in-person at the annual meeting on June 15. If a member casts a timely vote prior to the meeting by mail or online, the member will not receive a ballot at the annual meeting. Members will receive an annual meeting report in the mail around May 20th. Online or electronic voting will be offered through a secure website. In a separate, second mailing, members will receive a voting packet after May 20th with voting instructions for all three options. Please keep an eye out for it and vote by mail or online, unless you know you will be attending the annual meeting.