Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

  • Serve as the link between the cooperative membership and the President & CEO, the Board provides the vision and guidance for the organization.
  • By regularly monitoring the governance policies, the Board ensures that the cooperative is ethically managed.
  • Through the regular examination of fiscal reports, the Board monitors the cooperative’s financial health.

the Nitty-Gritty

  • The Board meets monthly on the third Monday of the month in the Board Room at the Headquarters from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with a working dinner served at 6:00 p.m.
  • Most of the work is done between meetings via email and/or face-to-face meetings that involve committee work. Directors contribute an average of 8 to 10 hours monthly. Board Members receive a meeting fee of $300 per meeting and for other activities. Mileage is also paid for miles driven to attend board meetings and other company business.
  • Monthly allowances toward telecommunications services are also included.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Board Members Qualifications:
To be eligible to become or remain a director of the Cooperative, a person:

(a)  must be a member, or designee of a firm, association, corporation, partner­ship, body politic or political subdivision mem­ber;

(b)  must maintain primary residence in an area which the Cooperative serves (or its wholly owned subsidiary, Chariton Valley Broadband, LLC);

(c)  must have an account with the Cooperative for which there have been no more than two (2) delinquencies during the twelve (12) months immediately preceding nomination or appointment;

(d)  cannot have been convicted of, pled guilty to, or entered a plea of no contest to a felony crime;

(e)  cannot be employed by the Cooperative, or have been employed by the Cooperative within twenty-four (24) months immediately preceding election or appointment as director, or be employed by or financially interested in a business engaged in selling telephone or other communications services or supplies in competition with the Cooperative.

Responsibilities and Conduct

Responsibilities

Individual Directors are fiduciaries owing the Company and its members and patrons the duties of loyalty and due care in the management of the Company for the best interests of the Company and it’s members and patrons. In the pursuit of these duties, Directors are expected to:

(a) regularly attend meetings of the Board of Directors, meetings of the Members, and meetings of any Company committees to which they have been appointed;

(b) attend Company or industry educational meetings from time to time as recommended by the Board of Directors;

(c) professionally conduct themselves at Company meetings;

(d) reasonably inform themselves as necessary to participate in voting on Board of Director decisions or actions;

(e) support the decisions made by the Board of Directors, while respecting minority viewpoints;

(f) comply with the conflicts of interest policy and avoid the use of undue influence on Company activities;

(f) recognize, maintain, and preserve the confidentiality of privileged, confidential, proprietary, or other Company business and personnel information, including the substance of information presented and discussed at or in anticipation of meetings of the Board of Directors or committees appointed by the Board of Directors.

Ready to Lead?

Which Seats Are Up For Election In 2023?

Seats in the following areas are up for election:

Southeast Area (2)

Northwest Area

What Are The Geographic Areas?

The general geographic areas shall be known as the northwestern area (consisting of the following exchanges: New Boston, Bucklin, Ethel, New Cambria, Prairie Hill and Bynumville), the northeastern area (consisting of the following exchanges: Atlanta, Bevier, Callao and Excello), the southwestern area (consisting of the following exchanges: DeWitt, Bosworth, and Hale ), the south central area (consisting of the following exchanges: Salisbury and Forest Green) and the southeastern area (consisting of the following exchanges: Clifton Hill, Huntsville and Jacksonville). There shall always be two directors from each geographic area, except the southwestern area which shall have one director.

How Long Is The Term For Board Of Director?

No director may serve more than four full terms on the Board.

Board of Directors

Melissa Cole
President of the Board
Northeast Area

Charlotte Miller
Treasurer of the Board
Southwest Area

Kelly Linneman
Board Member
South Central Area

Mitch Peiffer

Mitch Peiffer
VP of the Board
Northwest Area

Rob Rice

Rob Rice
Board Member
Southeast Area

Chris Hayward

Chris Hayward
Board Member
South Central Area

Holly Wooldridge

Holly Wooldridge

Secretary of the Board
Southeast Area

C.F. Pagliai, Jr.

C.F. Pagliai, Jr.
Board Member
Northeast Area

Robert Maddox

Robert Maddox
Board Member
Northwest Area