On Tuesday, Feb. 26, the board of directors of Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) voted to hire the National RuralElectric Cooperative Association (NRECA) to conduct a board and organizational assessment project. The organizational assessment is a comprehensive service provided by NRECA to electric cooperatives that seek an informed, objective analysis of their operational structures and procedures.
The study will provide recommendations geared towards aligning organizational structure and processes within the primary functional areas of the cooperative: marketing and customer service, engineering, operations, and finance/accounting. The study will also provide validation for the best practices currently in place at DMEA.
The assessment will also review the organization and procedures of DMEA's board of directors in order to help improve their operations. The organizational component of the analysis will be completed by June 11. The board portion should be completed some time after that.
"Sometimes the best way for us to know if there's anything else we could be doing to save money for our members is to look outside and see what the industry leaders recommend," said Nancy Hovde, DMEA board president. "We look at this as a way to strengthen our cooperative as it faces challenging years ahead."blog comments powered by Disqus