Interested in becoming a board member?

Interested in becoming a board member?

Kankakee Valley REMC is not owned by far-away investors nor run by an appointed board of directors.  It is run by a democratically elected board that is given the privilege to serve their fellow co-op member-consumers, neighbors, and friends.  If having a leadership role on the board of directors at Kankakee Valley REMC interests you, consider running for directorship in the 2021 election.   

At the 2021 Kankakee Valley REMC annual meeting, taking place on June 10, 2021, the cooperative membership will be electing directors from District 3, District 5, and one of the at-large positions.  To be eligible to run for directorship, individuals must be member-consumers of Kankakee Valley REMC and reside in a township within one of the districts up for election.  In addition, director candidates are required to meet current policies and qualifications.  The policies and qualifications are available by contacting the KV REMC office.   

The following townships are included in each district up for election in 2021: 

  • District 3: Lincoln, Johnson, Union, Noble, Pleasant, Washington, Hanna, Prairie, Dewey, New Durham, Clinton and Cass townships in LaPorte County and Lincoln and Liberty townships in St. Joseph County.   
  • District 5: Cass, Rich Gove, Franklin, Tippecanoe, Monroe, White Post, and Jefferson township in Pulaski County. California, Jackson, Railroad, and Wayne townships in Starke County. 
  • The At-Large Position: Any area served by Kankakee Valley REMC. 

    Interested Kankakee Valley REMC member-consumers will be required to attend a directorship meeting on March 16 at 6:30 p.m. CST at the Kankakee Valley REMC headquarters in Wanatah, complete a petition requiring signatures from 15 member-consumers, and consent to a background check. Director information packets are available by visiting or by calling the KV REMC office at 219-733-2511.  Nominations for director positions will not be accepted at the annual meeting.  Elected directors will serve a three-year term.  

    If playing a significant role in leading your cooperative interests you, considering running in the 2021 Kankakee Valley REMC board of director election. Visit for more details.