From The CEO: Are You Ready To Serve?

Cooperatives like Kankakee Valley REMC are different than other power providers. One of the most important differences is that our member-consumers lead us. Our employees focus on delivering safe and reliable electricity to your home or business. But the business decisions are made by member-consumers like you who serve as our elected directors.

An election will occur on Sept. 28 at the member appreciation day/ annual business meeting. As a member-consumer of the co-op, you have the privilege to vote and run for an open seat on the board. And this month, we are looking for individuals with a passion for the community and a willingness to serve and actively learn.

Serving on KV REMC's board means you're making a difference locally. You can use your talents and perspective to guide big decisions about the co-op that, in turn, benefits the larger community. The board's mission is to look out for the vitality of the co-op and the community it serves. Board members typically provide input and guidance on budgets, co-op goals and direction, capital investments and upgrades in equipment and technology, involvement in economic development, and have an active involvement with the local legislators, to name a few.

The energy industry is transitioning, and technological advancement and increased consumer preference for renewable energy are driving change. As a member of the board of directors, you would have an opportunity to help chart the course for our future.

Ultimately, our board is the community pulse for the co-op and helps keep us on the right track. They have a passion for the community and want to help it thrive. If you share the
same commitment and want to contribute to the greater good, I hope you'll consider running for a board position on this year's ballot.

As a reminder, all members interested in running for a director position must attend the mandatory directorship meeting on June 27 at the KV REMC office at 6 p.m. CT. To learn more about the director election process, visit