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January 01, 2021

Do you want to be more involved in your cooperative?

Consider running for a position on the Salem Electric Board of Directors. As an electric co-op, Salem Electric is guided by it’s seven-member board of directors who are elected by the co-op membership. The role of a director is important. Board decisions affect rates, reliability, and the co-op’s strategic objectives. 

The role and responsibility of a director includes being prepared for and attending monthly board meetings (typically the 4th Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m.) and occasional committee meetings. Directors are also encouraged to attend industry-related educational conferences annually and complete the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Credentialed Cooperative Director certification by the end of their first three-year term.

Two positions are up for election this spring. For more information call our office at 503-362-3601 or email us at