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

Upcoming Director Elections

Details on the Annual Meeting. Learn more.

Current Board of Directors

District 1


Michael Cady, Director


Mark Ethen, Vice Chair

District 2


Donald Holl, Director


Peter Wojciechowski, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

District 3


Fran Bator, Chair


Shelly Peterson, Director

District 4


Kenneth Fiereck, Director


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

NOTICE: Due to COVID19, at this time, Board meetings will be open to directors, essential management, and legal counsel only.

The 2020 regular and special meetings of the Connexus Energy Board of Directors will be held on the following days, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at Connexus Energy, unless otherwise noted, as of January 1, 2020:

  • Friday, January 17
  • Thursday, February 20
  • Thursday, March 19
  • April 10, 2020 – Special Board Meeting (Executive Session – Proprietary)
  • Thursday, May 21
  • Thursday, June 18
  • Thursday, July 23
  • Thursday, August 20
  • Friday, September 18
  • Thursday, October 15
  • Thursday, November 19
  • Tuesday, December 8 (Executive Session)
  • Thursday, December 17

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 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.


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