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Cooperative Leadership Award

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Candidates are evaluated on 1) service to enhance the prestige of rural electric cooperatives; 2) service to community; 3) exceptional leadership and contributions to NDAREC and the rural electric program; and 4) unusual devotion to duty.

Eligible nominees include rural electric directors, general managers and CEOs, of active or retired status.

Section 1—Identification (on application form)

  • Name of nominee
  • Nominee’s position
  • Name and address of cooperative
  • Years the nominee has been active in the rural electric cooperative program
  • Organizations with which associated
  • Special recognitions or awards
  • Nominator

Section 2—Achievements. Please provide information regarding the following in a separate,    typewritten attachment. Each category is assigned a point value in the judging/evaluation process so it’s important that each category below is addressed individually.

  • Describe nominee’s specific accomplishments and contributions to your cooperative and others where he or she has worked or has been a director.
  • Describe nominee’s voluntary service in community and civic organizations, including leadership positions.
  • Describe nominee’s specific service and contributions to NDAREC.
  • List nominee’s involvement and contributions to NRECA and other cooperative organizations.
  • Identify accomplishments and contributions to the electric utility industry.
  • Not to exceed three single-spaced, typewritten pages for all of Section 2.

Section 3--Supporting Documents

  • Accompanied by no more than three letters of recommendations.
  • Please include candid photo of nominee preferably involved with an activity, event or program identified in Section 2.
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