Community Interest

Nominations for candidates for Cuivre River Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors open April 1

Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) seeks interested and qualified candidates for four, three-year term seats on its Board of Directors.

Candidate nominations are open as of April 1, 2020 and close at noon on May 11. Qualified candidates will be asked to attend a Nominating Committee reception and interview. This event is slated for Tuesday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at the CREC branch office, 8757 Hwy. N., Lake Saint Louis, MO; however, due to the COVID-19 situation and current restrictions for gatherings, the candidate’s reception and the annual meeting itself may be modified. Please visit the CREC website for updates as they develop. 

Each candidate must reside in the district they would represent and be a member of the cooperative for the six consecutive months immediately preceding the election. Full director qualifications as specified in Article IV Section 3 on page 5 of the cooperative bylaws that are available on the CREC website (

Four directors will be elected, one from each of these districts: St Charles County Districts No. 1 and No. 3; Lincoln County District No. 3 and Warren County District No. 2. Online voting via a secure internet site or by paper ballot begins on July 19 and closes on August 23, or members may vote in person at the annual meeting on August 26 at the cooperative’s Lake Saint Louis branch office. 

Contact Chris Ryan, manager of member services and IT, Kevin Hurd, manager of administra­tive services, to confirm eligibility and learn more about serving as a director. Contact Chris at 636-695-4831/email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Kevin at 636-695-4871/email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

More information about the voting process and the annual meeting will be forthcoming in Rural Missouri/Current Times and the co-op’s e-newsletter, CREC Connections, as well as the CREC website. 

About Cuivre River Electric Cooperative
Founded in 1941, Cuivre River Electric Cooperative is the largest of Missouri's 40 consumer-owned electric distribution cooperatives, providing electricity to more than 68,000 homes and businesses in Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties in Missouri. For information visit or call (800) 392-3709.

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