Join Our Board

December 01, 2021

Learn more about the cooperative business model, the electric utility industry, and how your co-op works for you. Directors serve a three-year term and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Responsibilities include attending educational conferences paid by the cooperative, acting as an ambassador for the cooperative, attending monthly board meetings, setting rates, and approving Salem Electric’s annual budget.

Notice of Director Elections

Salem Electric’s 2022 Annual Meeting is Tuesday, May 3,  6:00 p.m. at Roth’s Hospitality Center, 1130 Wallace Road NW, Salem, Oregon. Two board positions are up for election:

Position 3, currently held by Jerry Berger
Position 4, currently held by Jan Bargen

An individual can achieve nomination for a director position only by written petition as provided in Bylaw 4.4(a) which states:

NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF DIRECTORS (a) Nominations for Director positions shall be made by written petition not less than 30 nor more than 90 days prior to each annual meeting of the members of the Cooperative for those Director positions scheduled for election. Petitions shall be signed by not fewer than one (1) percent of the members of the Cooperative of record as at the preceding December 31 and delivered to the Secretary of the Cooperative and posted at the principal offices of the Cooperative at least 30 days prior to the meeting. No nominations may be made from the floor at the meeting. A notice identifying those Director positions scheduled for election shall be mailed to the membership at least 120 days prior to the annual meeting.

Petition packets will be available January 5, 2022. For more information, contact Salem Electric at or 503-362-3601.