Board of Directors
The seven cooperative principles are the foundation to our business, shaping not only how we operate our assets and deliver power but also how we interact with our Members, outside entities, and with each other.
While all seven principles are important, principle #2, Democratic Member Control, is one that distinguishes cooperatives from other business models.
Sunflower’s Board of Directors meets monthly to analyze, discuss, and strategize on the current and future operation of the Corporation. Successful operation of Sunflower requires adjusting to current economic and industry challenges and as well making proactive decisions that poise the organization for future success.
Like other cooperatives, Sunflower is member-controlled and governed by a democratically elected board of directors. Each of the six Sunflower Member-Owners—Lane-Scott, Pioneer, Prairie Land, Victory, Western, and Wheatland—has two representatives who are elected by their fellow distribution cooperative members. The 12-member board establishes rates and develops policies that are in the best interest of their local co-ops and fellow members, as well as in the best interest of Sunflower. Southern Pioneer is a Class B member of Sunflower and has voting rights in limited membership decisions.
As cooperative members themselves, Sunflower’s Board of Directors understands the importance of working together and capitalizing on common synergies. Like we say at Sunflower, it’s not just energy….it’s energy done right.