Board & Bylaws

The Connexus Energy Board of Directors provide oversight of the electric cooperative with the largest distribution in Minnesota. The directors are elected by and act on behalf of the cooperative’s members.

The Board is governed by the cooperative’s bylaws, which are adopted by the membership. The Board of Directors establishes rates, sets the cooperative’s goals and strategic direction, provides financial oversight, and acts as the policy-making body of Connexus Energy.

To contact a director regarding board-related matters, email info.boardofdirectors@connexusenergy.com.


Upcoming Director Elections

Connexus Energy is now accepting applications for Board of Director candidates in director district two (three-year term), district three (one-year term), and district four (three-year term). The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on 
January 25, 2019. An informational meeting for members interested in becoming director candidates is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on January 14, 2019, at 
Connexus Energy. If you plan to attend the informational meeting, please 
RSVP to kim.vredenburg@connexusenergy.com.


Current Board of Directors

District 1

District_One_Mark_Ethen_Vice_Chair

Michael Cady, Director

District_One_Mark_Ethen_Vice_Chair

Mark Ethen, Vice Chair

District 2

District_2_Donald_Holl_Director

Donald Holl, Director

District_2_Peter_Wojciechowski_Board_Chair

Peter Wojciechowski, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

District 3

District_3_Fran_Bator_Secrectary/Treasurer

Fran Bator, Chair

District_3_Shelly_Peterson_Director

Shelly Peterson, Director

District 4

District_4_Kenneth_Fiereck_Director

Kenneth Fiereck, Director

District_4_Gordon_Westerlind_Assistant_Secretary/Treasurer

Gordon Westerlind, Secretary/Treasurer


Director District Map

The Connexus Energy service territory is divided into four director districts, with two director seats in each district. The district bylaws are designed as stipulated in the cooperative’s bylaws (Article III, Section 2(a), page 5).

Director District Map


Board Meetings

The 2018 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 January 2, 2018:

  • Friday, January 19
  • Thursday, February 15
  • Thursday, March 22
  • Thursday, May 17
  • Thursday, June 21
  • Thursday, July 19
  • Thursday, August 16
  • Thursday, September 20
  • Thursday, October 18
  • Thursday, November 15
  • Tuesday, December 11 (Executive Session, 9 a.m.)
  • Thursday, December 20

Meeting dates are subject to change by the Board of Directors, based on scheduling circumstances.

We ask that members interested in attending a Board meeting contact the office of the President/CEO at 763.323.2721 at least one week prior to the meeting, for potential scheduling changes and seating coordination. (Board Policy 1-16)
Board meeting information is available by logging in to your Connexus Energy account, and viewing your User Profile.

Members who wish to present an agenda item regarding cooperative business shall complete and submit a request form at least two weeks prior to the meeting for consideration of the Board Executive Committee. Email the completed request form to info.boardofdirectors@connexusenergy.com. If approved, members will be notified of their agenda time prior to the meeting date. Any written or demonstrative materials for the meeting must be submitted two days prior to the meeting.


Bylaws

The Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of Connexus Energy provide the framework for governance and conducting business, with information on membership, board of directors elections, Cash Back, and more.

Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws