WELCOME TO HENDRICKS POWER COOPERATIVE
WHO WE ARE
As an electric cooperative, Hendricks Power is part of the nation's largest energy network which includes 1,000 electric cooperatives, public power districts, power supply generation and transmission cooperatives, statewide associations, regional trade and service associations, supply and manufacturing cooperatives, data processing cooperatives and employee credit unions. Electric cooperatives alone serve 32 million customers in 46 states and cover more land mass than any of the nation's single electric utilities. Electric Cooperatives are also governed by a set of Bylaws. Hendricks Power Cooperative serves nearly 35,000 members throughout western central Indiana.
Hendricks Power Cooperative celebrated its 84th anniversary in 2020. Formed in 1936, following the creation of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Rural Electrification Administration (REA), Hendricks Power Cooperative started with a small meeting of 12 people, farmers and rural residents, unable to convince the local utility, which was owned by investors, to build lines to serve them. They claimed it simply wasn't profitable to provide service to such sparsely-populated areas.
The formal construction of these rural electric lines began the summer of 1937. On January 1, 1938, the first 122 miles of line was energized. Approximately 400 members received power to their homes and farms for the first time. The name Hendricks County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (REMC) was adopted, as the cooperative slowly grew.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Board of Directors guide the business affairs of the organization by approving policies which govern the activities of employees and board. They also participate in long-term strategic planning and review of annual goals as developed by CEO. The Board approves our annual budget to cover the operations of the corporation. Members also serve on committees as assigned by board president to provide input to CEO and functional staff on specific areas of the corporation. The Board also monitors the performance of the organization by reviewing regular reports from the CEO covering administrative, financial operating and marketing functions.They also Review the performance of the CEO and determine CEO’s compensation.
Board Elections are conducted every year, where three areas of our service area are eligible for elections. This year, 2021, areas 7, 8, 9, and 10 are eligible. If you reside in these areas and are a Hendricks Power member, you're eligible to run! Please see deadlines and information below. If you're interested in serving on our Board of Directors, contact Dana Cochran at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (317) 718-7641.
May 20, 2022
Deadline for submitting completed petitions to Hendricks Power
Please include: Petition with 30 signatures, Information Sheet (signed), Notice Regarding Background Investigation (signed), Hendricks Power Cooperative Policy B-12: Director Duties, Conflict of Interest, Code of Ethics, & Standard Conduct (signed), Hendricks Power Cooperative Policy B-14: Director Election Procedures (signed), Professional Photo (Head Shot), Personal Biography - no more than 150 words.
Meet with CEO, Corporate Attorney, and Board Chairman to get acquainted, cover Board responsibilities, and answer questions.
July 21, 2022
Board election at the Hendricks Power Cooperative Annual Meeting
2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD VICE PRESIDENT