From The Boardroom - February 2022

by Dion Cooper, President & CEO

The Board of Directors held meetings on February 28 to conduct its regular monthly Board Meeting to discuss and review several agenda items. During the meetings, they approved the Minutes of the last Board meeting and accepted the reports of the Attorney, President and Vice Presidents. In addition, Southwest Arkansas Telecommunication & Technology also held a regular Board Meeting.

SWAECC Agenda Items Reviewed and Actions Taken

The Cooperative’s attorney reviewed the Conflict of Interest, Director Duties and Standards of Conduct and the Whistleblower policies with the Board of Directors and Cooperative officers and Board Members signed the Conflict of Interest Certification.

The President prepared the annual CFC Officer’s Compliance Certification and the Board ratified the president’s completion of the worksheet and certification for 2021.

The Board authorized the Cooperative to pay the premium amount due to Arkansas rural Electric Self-Insurance Trust.

The President reported on the date and place for NRECA’s 2022 Legislative Conference.

The Board ratified the new date of April 25 for the 2022 Annual Meeting of Members.

The Board approved 86 new member applications making the total number of members to date 18,803.

SWATT Agenda Items Reviewed and Actions Taken

The President presented several updates including future fiber installation, current pre-registrations for service and on general funding and grants.