At the February 4, 2010, Central Texas Electric Co-op Board meeting, a Mason County Director was recognized for achieving an education certification. Riley Kothmann, Co-op Director since 2009, received the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate for his commitment to education from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
The NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director program requires attendance and demonstrated understanding of the basic competencies contained in five core courses:
Director Duties and Liabilities
Understanding the Electric Business
Board Roles and Relationships
Financial Decision Making
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.
Central Texas Electric Co-op is committed to educating Board Members to sharpen the body of knowledge for the benefit of all of their electric cooperative members.
NRECA represents the nation’s more than 900 consumer-owned electric co-ops, which provide electric service to more than 42 million members in 47 states. CTEC serves more than 35,000 meters in 11 hill country counties in Texas.