Each April, Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative members have an opportunity to attend their annual meeting. A typical annual meeting includes reports by the manager and officers of the Board of Directors, an election of directors, and other Cooperative business.

This year's annual meeting was held in Wellington on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Thank you to everyone who attended, and helped us reach record attendance!

If you want more information or have additional questions, please email us

Every member of Sumner-Cowley Electric is also a member, with voting rights and representation on the cooperative board.  Seven directors are elected by members to represent each of our geographic districts, each director serves a three-year term.  Board meetings are typically held on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Directors may be nominated by petition in accordance with the cooperative bylaws.

Elections for the Board of Directors are held by mail-in ballot and results are announced at the Annual Meeting. The terms are rotated by district and at least one seat is up for election each year. 

Find more information regarding your district director and terms click here.


Director qualifications are cited in the cooperative’s Bylaws:

  • To be a full-time resident and member in good standing in the director district from which he or she has been nominated.
  • Cannot be employed by or financially interested in a competing enterprise or business selling energy or supplies to the cooperative.
  • Cannot have been in default on any obligations to the cooperative in the preceding 12 months.
  • Cannot be personally employed or have a spouse, parent, sibling, child or grandchild, including a step-parent, step-sibling, step-child or step-grandchild who is an employee of the cooperative.  


Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative Bylaws outline the procedure by which director candidates are nominated. The Bylaws state that the nomination of candidates for director shall be by petition. To be valid, a petition shall be signed by not less than 5 members and shall be delivered to the cooperative’s office no earlier than January 1, 2023 and no later than close of business on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

Fiscal responsibility is an important part of any business, but with a cooperative business, you are more than a consumer, you are a member. A member-owner. Transparency is a priority for Sumner-Cowley, making it even more important to provide you with clear financial reports. We are proud to power our rural communities with safe, reliable, and affordable service while remaining financially strong.

You can access all of SCEC's annual reports. Hard copies of the report can be requested by contacting the cooperative, however, a limited supply is available. 

Annual Reports