It’s Board Election Time at NLI

Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI) holds elections every year, rotating the terms for the seven districts. This year, directors will be elected for Districts 2 and 4. If you live in Districts 2 or 4 and wish to be nominated for the NLI board, you must submit Declaration of Director Candidacy and Member Petition Nomination forms. They are available by calling (208) 255-7197, emailing Claire, or downloading from our Director Responsibilities page.

A Board Candidate Orientation is offered Monday, February 22, at 10:30 a.m. PST via Zoom. If you plan to attend the orientation, please call (208) 255-7197 to confirm your attendance.

To help you understand the qualifications of an NLI director, here is a summary of pertinent information:


To become a director, you must be an NLI member living in the district in which you wish to serve. NLI Board of Directors must meet the qualifications outlined in NLI’s bylaws, be able to invest a minimum of 60 days per year on board-related activities, and be able to periodically attend conferences and director training.

Directors’ Job

Directors establish the policies, rates, and the direction of the cooperative. Directors should have strong business acumen and a broad understanding of regional and national energy issues. The board meets monthly to set policy and develop long-range goals, always safeguarding the interests of cooperative members. Directors are also responsible for overseeing cooperative finances including budget approval and retirement of patronage capital as well as setting rates. Board members are expected to be knowledgeable about the electric cooperative industry and attendance at committee meetings or other events to benefit the cooperative is required.

If you are interested or have any questions, please call (208) 255-7197 or email Claire.