Our Directors Make a Difference

June 15, 2016

Like other electric co-ops, South Plains Electric Cooperative is guided by an elected board of directors that represents its members when making important decisions. Being a member of the co-op’s board is an important and highly responsible position in the community, and directors volunteer considerable time and energy to the cause of powering our communities and empowering co-op members to improve the quality of their lives.

A director’s decisions affect issues such as service rates, rights-of-way and capital credits, as well as strategic, financial and work plans. The post requires savvy, selfless men and women who understand their community’s needs and work to represent the members’ best interests. 

All electric co-op boards benefit from the experience and accumulated knowledge of incumbent directors, many of whom undergo substantial education on topics such as the electric industry, technology, governance, risk management, rate-setting and policy development. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association offers training for directors to achieve national benchmarks such as Credentialed Cooperative Director or Board Leadership certifications. Established directors provide continuity and a depth of knowledge for the Cooperative.

Our board is a democratically elected body, with each director nominated by members of the Cooperative’s service territory and voted into position by all members who choose to participate in the Cooperative’s open election. Any Co-op member in good standing is welcome to run for an open board position for the district in which they receive service. 

Equally important to electing directors whom you think will act in the best interest of our communities is attending South Plains Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting.

District 1 –Tommy Joines
Membership Meeting: September 13, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

District 2 – Danny Stanton
Membership Meeting: September 13, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

District 6 – David Gossett
Membership Meeting: September 13, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

District 8 – Benny Nixon
Membership Meeting: September 13, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

District 10 – Nominees: Brice Capps and John Scott Martin
Membership Meeting: July 21, Spur High School Auditorium