Qualifications for Trustee Candidacy
A member who wishes to run for 4 Rivers Electric’s board of trustees must be a qualified member as defined by the cooperative’s bylaws.
No person shall be eligible to become or remain a trustee of the Cooperative who:
- Is not a member, or is a member who is not in good standing pursuant to the provisions for members as set forth in Article I of the Bylaws;
B. Is not an individual (natural person) who is a member;
C. Is in any way employed or financially interested in a competing enterprise or business that sells electric energy, items, materials, or products that can be used to create electric energy, or supplies to the cooperative, or a business primarily engaged in selling electrical or plumbing appliances, fixtures, services, or supplies to the members of the cooperative (this specifically does not include a member who installs renewable energy electric generation individually on his or her own property and is inter-connected with the Cooperative’s transmission lines);
D. Has equipment connected to cooperative equipment and has an agreement through which electricity is sold to the Cooperative;
E. Is not a resident of the district they would otherwise represent (for purposes of this section, “resident” means that they have lived in the district for a minimum of at least three years prior to the election, and that their address during said 3-year time-period in Kansas within the district is such person’s primary address and has been for such three-year period, and that such person is receiving electricity from the Cooperative at this residence);
F. Is a current employee of the Cooperative, or a member of the family of a current employee of the Cooperative (for purposes of this section, “member of the family” shall mean a spouse, father, mother, son, daughter, stepson or daughter, or any lineal descendant of a current employee);
G. Has been an employee of the Cooperative within three years prior to the election, or is a member of the family of a person who has been an employee of the Cooperative within three years prior to the election as “member of the family” is defined in section “E” above; or
H. Is a member of the family of a current trustee (incumbent) who is not up for election, as “member of the family” is defined in section “E” above.