Warren RECC’s Bylaws are policies that were created when the cooperative was chartered. They are reviewed periodically by our Board of Directors to ensure they meet the needs of our membership. Bylaws outline, for example, corporate legal standards such as membership requirements, Board of Directors credentials, and Annual Meeting rules of order.
Mission, Vision, & Bylaws
The Annual Meeting is a core part of the cooperative business model. Held by Warren RECC since 1938, it is a meeting for our members. Historically, Annual Meetings are a time of fellowship, fun and business.
While the Annual Meeting offers a chance for members to meet and share time with their Warren RECC leadership, it also includes important business functions. Key events include voting by members to fill seats of the cooperative’s Board of Directors and a business session, where fiscal-year statistical and financial information is highlighted. For more information, visit our Annual Meeting page.
Rules & Regulations
Warren RECC purchases power from TVA and distributes it across our service territory. TVA also serves as our regulator for rate-making and other jurisdictional arrangements.
Warren RECC operates under TVA Rules and Regulations that state business practices for the cooperative. They are reviewed as needed by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) approve changes because they are the cooperative’s two regulatory authorities.
We also work closely with TVA on economic development projects as well as energy efficiency efforts for our members.
For more information on TVA, please visit www.tva.com.
Warren RECC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
How is Warren RECC Governed?
Warren RECC’s members elect a Board of Directors to represent them in setting policy, approving the budget, and overseeing the strategic direction of the cooperative. Directors have a fiduciary responsibility to the members, and they serve as the governing body of utility operations. Additionally, The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) serves as the cooperative’s regulator.
Additional information on the election process can be found here.
What is the CEO’s role?
The CEO is the employee of the board and serves to execute the policies of Warren RECC. As the leader of the organization, he employs a team to perform the purpose, vision, and mission of the cooperative. Meet CEO Dewayne McDonald here.
What is the role of the member?
The staff and board of Warren RECC exist to serve the members. The members are the consumers of the cooperative’s product – electricity – but they also receive the other benefits of the cooperative business model. These benefits, which are summed up in the Seven Cooperative Principles, include democratic control, education and training, and community impact.
How can members ask questions or voice their concerns?
Warren RECC is committed to operating transparently. Members can engage with Warren RECC leadership to express any concerns in multiple venues, ranging from our annual meeting to picking up the phone. You can also contact your Warren RECC board member here.