IAEC

Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

What is The Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives?

The Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives is a statewide organization serving Iowa's rural electric cooperatives. The Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives provides guidance and support on issues common to the rural electric cooperatives. Services offered by the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives include legislative representation at the state and national levels, safety programs, youth activities, statewide disaster plans, review of utility regulations, benefit administration, communication programs, and a monthly magazine for Iowa's rural electric cooperative consumers. Learn more in our About section or link to our mission statement.

Who are the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives directors?

A director must be a director of the Iowa-based electric cooperative he/she represents.

The current directors (as of January 2012) include:

  • District 1 — Tom Hotz, Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative
  • District 2 — Larry Rohach, secretary-treasurer, Grundy County Rural Electric Cooperative
  • District 3 — Larry Tjaden, vice president, Heartland Power Cooperative
  • District 4 — Frank Riley, Clarke Electric Cooperative 
  • District 5 — Steve Seidl, assistant secretary-treasurer, Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative
  • District 6 — Marion Denger,president, Prairie Energy Cooperative
  • District 7 — L. Kirby Range, Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative 
  • Manager — Mark Aeilts, Southern Electric Cooperative 

What are the terms?

Directors are elected for a three-year term.

When and how are they elected?

They are nominated at the district meetings and elected at the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives annual meeting.

What are the current Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives Committees?

ACRE/FORE Committee - the committee that serves the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives Board of Directors in an advisory capacity regarding political action (Action Committee for Rural Electrification and Friends of Rural Electrification) matters.

Association Services Committee — a committee that serves in an advisory capacity to the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives board on membership needs regarding communication, education and other services provided by or through the association.

Government Relations Committee — the committee that serves the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives Board of Directors in an advisory capacity regarding legislative matters.

Regulatory Affairs Committee — the committee that serves the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives Board of Directors in an advisory capacity regarding regulatory matters.

Safety and Loss Control Committee — serves the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives board in an advisory capacity regarding safety matters.

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