By-Law Changes Up for a Vote

In addition to the election of board directors, members are also being asked to approve or reject TWO by-law changes.
One of the proposed changes involves prohibiting board members from being considered for Fall River Electric employment until their service on the board has expired by a minimum of three years. The proposed change also reduces the number of years from five years to three years for a former employee to become eligible for board candidacy.

The second by-law proposal involves extending the term limits of board directors by one additional term (not to exceed six (6) consecutive terms overall) if an existing Fall River board member is serving as a board member of a regional or national industry organization at the end of his/her fifth term and if the Fall River membership re-elects him/her through the
Fall River election process.

Online & mail-in voting CLOSES on Wednesday, June 12 so there is still time to vote for your choice from TEN board candidates seeking three board seats. Co-op owner-members can also vote in-person at the annual meeting on June 15 at North Fremont High School in Ashton. Election results will be announced at the end of the business meeting on June 15th.

Board of Director Election Open

Online voting for Fall River Electric’s Board of Director election for representatives from District 4, East Driggs; District 7, Southern Island Park; & District 9, West Yellowstone is open. Online voting information is being mailed to ALL owner-members the week of May 13, 2019. If you would prefer to vote by ballot, mail-in ballots willContinue Reading

Cash Back Payments Total Over $1M

More than one million dollars, $1,019,000 to be exact, has been distributed to more than 6,000 owner-members of Fall River Electric Cooperative as part of the Co-op’s Patronage Capital program. Members that received power in 1997 and a portion of 1998 received these cash back payments. The amount of each check was based on theContinue Reading

School Solar & Wind Projects Funded

Fall River Electric owner-members in conjunction with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, a nonprofit organization funded by generous contributions from philanthropic organizations, Helping Hands, a local nonprofit and Fall River Electric; the fundraising necessary to construct small scale distributed generation solar panels and wind turbines at three of our local high schools was achieved. Construction bidsContinue Reading

Jeff Keay Selected to Board

Fall River Electric’s Board of Directors has selected Jeff Keay of Island Park to fill the remaining 2 years of board member Ralph Burton’s term, which expires in June of 2020. Burton moved from the area which, according to the Co-op’s by-laws, forces a vacancy which the board is required to fill via appointment. AContinue Reading

Coop Offers First-Ever Rebate

All owner-members (customers) of Fall River Electric who received power in 2017 have been issued a first-ever rebate! As a nonprofit cooperative, Fall River manages the amount of revenue they need to operate the Cooperative very closely. Fall River Electric had a great financial year in 2017 and the Coop’s elected Board of Directors decided to rebate aContinue Reading

Fall River Electric Pays Out Over $1M to Customers

Fall River Electric Cooperative has mailed checks to over 6,000 of its owner-members (customers) totaling $1,023,143 under its patronage capital program. Because Fall River Electric operates as a nonprofit cooperative, it is in fact owned by the customers it serves which the co-op refers to as owner-members. When revenues collected by the co-op exceed operatingContinue Reading

No Rate Increase for 2018

Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative’s primary power supplier, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), announced earlier this year their intention to increase both wholesale power rates and transmission rates. Following several months of review, BPA issued their Final Record of Decision that it would be raising rates by 6.1 percent effective October 1, 2017. BPA saidContinue Reading

Hanson, Behrens & Burton Elected to Board of Directors

Fall River Electric’s annual meeting of members was conducted Saturday, June 24th at North Fremont High School in Ashton, ID and over one thousand members joined the Cooperative staff for breakfast and a record breaking number of members, nearly 2,000, cast ballots for board candidates. Jay Hanson and Ralph Burton were re-elected to their board positions from theContinue Reading