DEMCO Board of Directors is composed of 13 individuals elected by the general membership to represent the membership in all matters pertaining to their electric cooperative. Each director is elected for a term of three years. Elections are alternating, allowing four directors to be elected yearly, with five directors elected every third year.
Each director serves a "board district," which is made up of DEMCO members. Each member has one vote in the election for the director of his or her district.
DEMCO Board of Directors elects the board president. The president serves for a term of one year and can be re-elected.
The current Board President is Daniel P. Berthelot representing Livingston Parish, board district 9.
The board of directors appoints DEMCO CEO and General Manager.
Each DEMCO director has obtained Director Gold Certification, the most comprehensive level of education to advance their knowledge and fulfill their fiduciary duty as elected officials serving and representing DEMCO members.
Only 9 of the 900+ electric co-ops in America can boast this achievement.
Completed coursework and certification provided through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association include co-op governance, engineering, operations, management, politics, finance, technology, communications, risk management, power supply, parliamentary procedure, technology, policy development, and other ongoing and emerging issues.
Meet the Board of Directors: