The members of Sam Houston Electric Cooperative nominate and elect 11 fellow members who make up our Board of Directors. These Directors guide the Cooperative and represent our more than 52,000 member-owners.
To ensure equal representation for each and every one of our more than 52,000 members, the Sam Houston EC service area is divided into five districts. Each Director is accountable to the members. After all, they are Sam Houston EC members themselves, and each Director on our 11-member Board also lives in the district he or she is elected to represent. Directors serve staggered terms of five years, as set forth in our bylaws.
An elections committee, made up of appointed Sam Houston EC members, must meet to review all candidates and their petitions for election.
All voting is conducted by mail-in ballot, and all directors are elected “at large.” A member's right to vote allows him/her to have a voice in the leadership of the Cooperative. Each member, whether residential or corporate, has one vote.
The Board of Directors meets monthly at the Sam Houston Electric Cooperative offices in Livingston, or as otherwise determined by the Board. Additional special meetings are held as deemed necessary. Directors do not receive salary but are allowed a per diem to cover expenses for meetings attended.
The people who work at Sam Houston EC call the communities they serve home, too. We live here. Our members are our friends and neighbors. With those connections comes pride in the service we deliver and a sense of duty to do our best. Today and tomorrow, Sam Houston Electric Cooperative is here for you.