Directors Attend Training

Directors must stay up-to-date on critical issues that face cooperatives. Part of this process comes from education and training. In addition, new directors must fully understand the workings of the cooperative.

The newest director of Adams Electric Cooperative, Kris Farwell, attended Succession Planning: Developing The Purpose-Driven Organization. Change is inevitable for all organizations. This course focuses on the board’s role to ensure ongoing development of the organization’s workforce potential, continuity and quality leadership. This course is offered through the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC). Directors received credit toward their Board Leadership Certificate for this course.

Cooperative Board President Alan Acheson, Treasurer Bob Willis and Directors Becky Barlow and John Kestner attended the Region 5 & 6 Meeting provided by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). During the meeting, Acheson attended “How to Evaluate and Improve Board Performance”. Acheson received continuing education credit for attending.

Adams Electric Cooperative is a member of Touchstone Energy — an alliance of more than 750 local, consumer-owned electric utilities around the country. Adams Electric Cooperative is committed to providing superior service based on four core principles: integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. The co-op serves more than 8,600 members over 2,229 miles of line in parts of Adams, Brown, Hancock, McDonough, Pike and Schuyler counties. For more information visit

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