Michael Cramer from Stearns Electric Association recently received the Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
An ever-changing business environment has imposed new demands on electric cooperative directors, requiring increased knowledge of changes in the electric utility business, new governance skills, and a solid knowledge of the cooperative principles and business model. Stearns Electric has a commitment to work through NRECA to sharpen this body of knowledge for the benefit of their electric cooperative member-consumers.
The NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) program requires attendance and demonstrated understanding of the basic competencies contained in five core courses:
• Director Duties and Liabilities
• Understanding the Electric Business
• Board Operations and Process
• Strategic Planning
• Financial Decision Making
NRECA represents the nation’s more than 900 private, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide electric service to more than 42 million people in 47 states, with more than 7,200 Directors. Stearns Electric services over 27,000 members throughout Central Minnesota.
Stearns Electric Association is a member-owned electric cooperative. Since 1937, Stearns Electric Association has provided electricity and related products and services to Central Minnesota. Today, Stearns Electric Association serves 27,000 members in six Central Minnesota counties including Stearns, Todd, Morrison, Kandiyohi, Pope, and Douglas. For more information about Stearns Electric Association, please visit http://www.stearnselectric.org.