Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative Announces Results of Membership Election, Changes to Board of Directors Leadership
Kearney, Mo — Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative (PCEC) today announced the results of its 2021 membership election and changes to its Board of Directors leadership.
PCEC is a democratically controlled, not-for-profit electric cooperative governed by nine directors elected by members of their respective districts to serve a three-year term. One seat per district is up for election each year.
This year, members had the option to vote electronically or by mail-in ballot. Co-op election participation increased by 20% from the previous year, with a total of 1,041 consumer-members participating in the election process.
An independent third party was responsible for administering the election and certifying the results.
West District Results
Dennis Fulk was reelected in the West District, receiving 919 votes. He was unopposed in the election.
North District Results
Theresa Wren was reelected in the North District, receiving 892 votes. She was unopposed in the election.
South District Results
Kendall Davis was reelected in the South District, receiving 626 votes. Jim Stoufer received 326 votes.
The only by-law amendment proposal on this year’s ballot passed with 95% of the vote. The proposal amends the cooperative’s by-laws to make it easier for members to vote in future elections by permanently allowing mail-in and online voting. It also allows for all votes to be counted toward the co-op’s annual meeting quorum and requires candidates to file in advance to ensure ballots are consistent.
Board Leadership Changes
Board President Debi Koechner stepped down from her position last week as she is moving out of state to be closer to family. Directors voted to elect Kendall Davis (below left) as the next Board President and Larry Leachman (below right) as Vice President.
“I’m honored to serve in the role as President for Platte-Clay’s Board of Directors,” said incoming PCEC Board President Kendall Davis. “I look forward to working with my fellow directors to continue building on the progress that has been made in recent years toward ensuring PCEC’s members have access to safe, reliable and affordable energy far into the future.”
Davis, who became an instructor at Metropolitan Community College after years of owning and operating his own welding business, has served on the Board of Directors since 1991 and previously completed the Certified Cooperative Director and Board Leadership programs through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
About Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative
Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative (PCEC) serves more than 24,000 accounts and nearly 3,000 miles of energized line in Buchanan, Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, DeKalb, Platte and Ray Counties, in the northland region of metropolitan Kansas City. PCEC was established in 1938 as part of the Rural Electrification Act, and today is among the fastest-growing electric cooperatives in the state of Missouri.