NEC Redraws District Boundaries
Due to the retirement of District 5 Director, Maxine Stewart, and the tragic death of District 6 Director, Thomas Ermis in 2019, NEC reviewed the size of its Board of Directors and District boundaries relative to other cooperatives. The review revealed that reducing the Board size would more closely align with the number of directors of similarly sized cooperatives. Therefore, the decision was made at the January 2020 board meeting to eliminate both of these director positions and continue with an eight-member board of directors. This change also provided the Board Directors an opportunity to review NEC’s current district boundaries. After reviewing the potential impact on membership, the Board of Directors decided at the February 2020 Board meeting to re-draw the NEC district boundaries. This change, illustrated above, will allow the cooperative to save operating costs and improve director accessibility. For more NEC's Board of Directors, visit our Board of Directors webpage.