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

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

The 2019 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 8, 2019:

  • Friday, January 18
  • Thursday, February 21
  • Thursday, March 21
  • Thursday, May 16
  • Thursday, June 20
  • Thursday, July 18
  • Thursday, August 15
  • Thursday, September 19
  • Thursday, October 17
  • Thursday, November 21
  • Tuesday, December 10 (Executive Session)
  • Thursday, December 19

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