Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative Director Rebecca DeTar received the Board Leadership Certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
DeTar was recognized at NRECA’s Region 5 and 6 meeting in October for her commitment to education and attainment of the Leadership Certificate in front of more than 1,000 electric cooperative representatives from Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Today’s electric utility environment imposes new demands on electric cooperative directors, particularly increased knowledge of changes in the electric utility business, new governance skills and a working knowledge of the cooperative principles. Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative has a commitment to work through our statewide and national trade associations to sharpen this body of knowledge for the benefit of their electric cooperative consumer-owners.
The NRECA Board Leadership Program requires attendance and demonstrated understanding of not only the basics competencies of the electric industry such as strategic planning and financial decision making, knowledge of the duties and liabilities involved in carrying out their role as director, but recipients of the Board Leadership Certificate must complete 10 credit hours in advanced, issues-orientated courses.