Basin Electric Annual Meeting moved to August


At its January meeting, Basin Electric’s board of directors voted to move the cooperative’s Annual Meeting of the Membership from November to August beginning in 2023 and moving forward. This year’s meeting will be held Aug. 15-17 at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, North Dakota.

The decision was made to ensure safety of our members and employees after freezing rain and blizzard conditions caused travel difficulties for attendees during the 2022 Annual Meeting.

“We never know what kind of weather we’ll have in November in North Dakota and we’ve had poor weather several years in the past," said Chris Baumgartner, Basin Electric senior vice president of Member and External Relations. "The safety of our members and employees is very important to our board of directors and management team. We felt that following this past year’s annual meeting and receiving feedback from the membership, it was the appropriate time to make this change.”

The format for this year’s meeting will be a full day-meeting on Aug. 16, with a social and banquet to follow. A reception will be held the evening prior on Aug. 15. Following the Annual Meeting, there will be a members-only session on Aug. 17. Further details, including times, reception location, room blocks, and registration will be released at a later date.