Board of Directors and Bylaws
Connexus Energy’s Board of Directors is responsible for setting policy for the largest distribution electric cooperative in the state of Minnesota.
Directors are committed to policies that result in a safe and reliable electric system, fair rates, financial responsibility, and superior member service. The results of these policies are evident: our rates are among the lowest in Minnesota; our power reliability is in the top quartile of all electric utilities in the country; and we meet or exceed expectations for 97
percent of our members.
The Board regularly evaluates whether decisions and policies help the Cooperative successfully further its mission to be “Committed to customer satisfaction through service, leadership, and involvement.”
The Board of Directors approves business rules which govern the Cooperative’s dealings with members.
The Board of Directors establishes financial targets and goals and approves the Cooperative’s budget. Board members also review and approve rates and terms for providing electric service to Cooperative members, loans and acquisitions, and the retirement and distribution of Cash Back (capital credits). The Board is responsible for evaluating periodic financial statements, reports and information, and considering internal control procedures.
Connexus’ Directors develop and represent the Cooperative’s legislative position at the local, state, and national level.
Legal and ethical accountability
Connexus Board members adopt and enforce policies, resolutions, and actions governing ethical conduct, accountability, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
The Board discharges its duty to manage the affairs of the Cooperative by delegating day-to-day management and operational responsibilities to
the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO is hired by and answers to the Board.
Current Board of Directors
Peter Wojciechowski, Chair, Ham Lake (District 2)
Kenneth Fiereck, Vice Chair, Clear Lake (District 4)
Fran Bator, Secretary/Treasurer, East Bethel (District 3)
Mark Ethen, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Blaine (District 1)
Donald Holl, Forest Lake (District 2)
Michael Kerr, Zimmerman (District 3)
Jim Leroux, Hugo (District 1)
Gordon Westerlind, Big Lake (District 4)
Director District Map
The Connexus Energy service territory is divided into four director districts with two director seats in each district.
The district boundaries are designed as stipulated in the cooperative's bylaws (Article III, Section 2(a), page 5).
Director District Map
The 2013 regular and special meetings of the Connexus Energy Board of Directors will be held on the following days beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Connexus Energy, unless otherwise noted:
As of April 10, 2013
Thursday, January 17
Thursday, February 21
Thursday, March 21
Thursday, May 16
Friday, June 14
Friday, July 19
Thursday, August 15
Thursday, September 19
Thursday, October 17
Thursday, November 21
Tuesday, December 10 (9 a.m.)
Thursday, December 19
These meeting dates are subject to change by the Board of Directors, due to scheduling circumstances.
Members interested in attending a Board meeting are asked to contact the President/CEO's office at 763.323.2721
one week prior to the meeting for potential scheduling changes and seating coordination.
Connexus Energy's articles of incorporation and bylaws provide the framework for governing and conducting business at Connexus Energy
with information on membership, board of director elections, cash back, and more.
Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws