• LPEA Director Jack Turner earns industry credentials from NRECA

    Turner receives Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership Certificate

    La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Director Jack D. Turner, representing members of District 4 in La Plata County, has completed the required courses and earned both his Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) and Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

    “It is essential for all directors to keep abreast of the various issues that assist the cooperative make more informed decisions and do the best possible job of representing our members,” said Mike Dreyspring, LPEA CEO. “Today’s electric utility environment imposes new demands on directors, and we appreciate Jack taking the initiative and time to become more informed.”

    Turner has served on the LPEA board since 2013. He is an educator and coach, and throughout his career has worked as a representative for rural and environmental interests.

    The NRECA CCD program requires attendance and demonstrated understanding of the basic competencies contained in five core courses:

    The BLC is awarded following completion of the CCD, and requires more advanced courses related to board leadership. As noted by NRECA, the BLC is designed to ensure boards have a diverse set of knowledge and skills relevant to governing electric co-ops. Directors complete 10 credits from among eight categories including:

    NRECA is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provides service to 42 million people in 47 states.

    LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its more than 30,000 members, with in excess of 42,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible. For additional information, contact LPEA at 970.247.5786 or visit www.lpea.coop.