Our Directors Make a Difference
Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative is guided by an elected Board of Directors who represent its members’ best interest when making important decisions. Being a member of the co-op’s Board is an incredibly important position in our community. Directors' decisions impact issues such as electric service reliability and rates. This position holds great responsibility and requires men and women who understand their community’s needs and serve the cooperative members’ best interest.
It is important for us to elect strong directors to our Board. We must have a pool of solid candidates, which is why we encourage new members to run in our Board elections. Fresh ideas and new perspectives help us to enact policies that could potentially keep our community competitive. Not only do we need to encourage our friends and family to run for positions on the Board, we need to get out and vote for those individuals we think will act in the best interest of our co-op community.
Our Board is a democratically elected body nominated by members of the cooperative’s service territory and voted into position by any member who chooses to participate in the cooperative’s open election. Any co-op member (in good standing) is welcome to run for an open position on the Board. At Blachly-Lane, we hold elections every April. Any candidate who applies is required to collect and submit 15 signatures of members from their home district along with their election application by February 26, 2019.
Directors matter. Let’s make a difference together. Come by the office for a director nomination packet, or call 541-688-8711 or visit www.blachlylane.coop/content/member-owned-member-run to find out more about the election process and the role of the Board.
Energy Assistance Programs
Low-income energy assistance (LIHEAP) funds open on November 1 to members who could use help staying warm this winter. Call for details at 541-682-3835. Blachly-Lane Energy Share funds (BLES) are also open to aid members. Call us at 541-688-8711 for more information.
Blachly-Lane provides safe, reliable electric service consistent with the values of our members.