Interested in Becoming a DCEC Director?

Interested in Becoming a DCEC Director?

Interested in Becoming a DCEC Director?

Each year, an independent committee of DCEC members work to nominate members interested in running for the DCEC board at the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting. This year, members will elect new directors at the 2017 Annual Meeting scheduled for September 22, 2017. The Committee, has kicked off their work on April 6, and will submit official nominations by July 14th.

Director Regions Up For Election In 2017:

The director positions that are up for election in 2017 include:
- Northern Region:  Towns of Gilboa, Jefferson, Summit, Davenport, Harpersfield, Stamford and Maryland

- Central Region: Towns of Bovina, Delhi, Franklin, Hamden, Kortright and Meredith

- Southern Region:  Towns of Andes, Colchester, Middletown, Masonville, Sidney, Tompkins, Walton and Bainbridge

How to Apply to Become a DCEC Director:

Below is information on the roles and responsibilities of serving as a director and information on the nomination process. 

To view DCEC’s policy regarding Director Qualifications and Responsibilities click here.

Information on the Nomination Process was included in the May/June Catskill Hi-Line newsletter.

If elected to serve on the DCEC Board, directors are strongly encouraged to complete a series of five (5) director education courses, each 1 to 1.5 days long, that will lead to certification. These courses include:

  • Director Duties and Liabilities
  • Understanding the Electric Business
  • Board Roles and Relationships
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Decision Making

If you are a full-time member residing in one of these regions listed above and are interested in becoming a candidate, you must submit the following information to the DCEC Nominating Committee by July 16th:

  • Letter presenting your credentials and qualifications;
  • Explain why you are interested in serving on the DCEC Board of Director;

Include any other information that you feel may be relevant in applying for the candidacy. 

2017 DCEC Nominating Committee:

Below is the list of members who are currently serving on the 2017 DCEC Nominating Committee. Members interested in becoming directors can either contact the DCEC office or the following individuals for more information and to request to become a candidate.


2017 DCEC Nominating Committee



Christine Hauser


Camilia Eldidi


Thomas Courtenay-Clack


David Bartlem


Carol LaTourette


Steven Mason


Robert Cairns