ABOUT US

About Us

WHO WE ARE

As an electric cooperative, Hendricks Power is part of the nation's largest energy network which includes 1,000 electric cooperatives, public power districts, power supply generation and transmission cooperatives, statewide associations, regional trade and service associations, supply and manufacturing cooperatives, data processing cooperatives and employee credit unions. Electric cooperatives alone serve 32 million customers in 46 states and cover more land mass than any of the nation's single electric utilities. Electric Cooperatives are also governed by a set of Bylaws. Hendricks Power Cooperative serves more than 35,000 members throughout western central Indiana. 

 

OUR HISTORY

Hendricks Power Cooperative celebrated its 87th anniversary in 2023. Formed in 1936, following the creation of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Rural Electrification Administration (REA), Hendricks Power Cooperative started with a small meeting of 12 people, farmers and rural residents, unable to convince the local utility, which was owned by investors, to build lines to serve them. They claimed it simply wasn't profitable to provide service to such sparsely-populated areas. 

The formal construction of these rural electric lines began in the summer of 1937. On January 1, 1938, the first 122 miles of line were energized. Approximately 400 members received power to their homes and farms for the first time. The name Hendricks County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (REMC) was adopted, as the cooperative slowly grew. 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors guides the business affairs of the organization by approving policies which govern the activities of employees and board. They also participate in long-term strategic planning and review of annual goals as developed by CEO. The Board approves our annual budget to cover the operations of the corporation. Members also serve on committees as assigned by board president to provide input to CEO and functional staff on specific areas of the corporation. The Board also monitors the performance of the organization by reviewing regular reports from the CEO covering administrative, financial operating, and marketing functions. They also Review the performance of the CEO and determine CEO’s compensation. 

Board Elections are conducted every year, where multiple areas of our service area are eligible for elections. In 2024, areas 6, 7, and an At Large position are eligible. Please see the map below to see geographic areas. **Please note, the At Large position is not eligible to reside in area 2 in 2024.**

NEW IN 2024

Hendricks Power Cooperative‚Äôs board of directors recently approved a revised district map (see below). This redistricting, or rebalancing, of directors‚Äô seats was needed to ensure members maintain fair and equal representation. Substantial growth in portions of Hendricks Power‚Äôs service territory necessitated these changes. While the physical size of the districts might not look ‚Äúeven,‚ÄĚ the actual number of members in each district is more equal.

Prior to any changes, Hendricks Power’s board consisted of 10 directors, each elected to represent a district designated on the map. With the revised boundaries, the board will consist of 7 directors elected to represent a district designated on the map, and 2 at-large directors that may reside in any area within the service territory.*

This is the first time Hendricks Power has revised its districts since its inception in 1936. It was a lengthy process and the board was careful to balance the need for updates along with a growing and ever-changing membership.

ANNUAL MEETING & VOTING

Each year, members have the opportunity to petition to represent their respective area on the Hendricks Power Board of Directors. To ensure all members have the chance to vote, Hendricks Power will be offering online and day-of voting for our board of directors election. Election results will be announced at the business meeting. 

2022-2023 Annual Report

2023 Meeting Minutes

 

2023-2024 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

AREA 1

BRENT SHAY

 

AREA 2

ANDY LYNCH

BOARD PRESIDENT

AREA 3

MATT HESSION

 

AREA 4

HAL TRUAX

BOARD VICE PRESIDENT

 

AREA 5

KEITH COOPER

BOARD TREASURER

 

AREA 6

CHRIS MANN

 

AREA 7

SUSAN WEBB

 

AT LARGE

DAVID THOMAS

AREA 2

AREA 8 - RETIRING 2024

STAN RYLAND

AREA 9 - RETIRING 2024

JEFF FLEECE

Contact our Board of Directors

Contact our Board Members
Address

PARTNERS OF HENDRICKS

Hendricks Power Cooperative aligns itself with a number of partners in providing quality service for its customers. 

  1. Touchstone Energy
  2. NRECA
  3. Indiana Electric Cooperatives
  4. Wabash Valley Power Association 

SEVEN COOPERATIVE PRINCIPLES

  1. Voluntary and Open Membership
  2. Democratic Member Control
  3. Members' Economic Participation
  4. Autonomy and Independence
  5. Education, Training and Information
  6. Cooperation Among Cooperatives
  7. Concern for Community

CONTACT US TODAY

If you are a member of the media, please use the contact information under "Media Inquiries" below.

PHONE:

317-745-5473
800-876-5473

MAILING ADDRESS:

PO Box 309
Danville, IN

STREET ADDRESS:

86 N County Road 500 E
Avon, IN 46123

MEDIA INQUIRIES: