Serving on an electric co-op board of directors takes dedication and a commitment of time. Co-op directors boost education by not only attend monthly board meetings and a variety of conferences, but they are also encouraged to complete education courses designed to help them understand the electric industry, the co-op business model and what it takes to run a successful cooperative.
Recently, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association acknowledged the directors throughout the country who have completed various phases of their electric cooperative education. In Colorado, seven new directors received their Credentialed Cooperative Director certificates. Another five Colorado directors earned their Board Leadership certificates after completing the next phase of their classes. Another eight directors earned their Director Gold certificates for continuing their education.