OF THE MEMBERS, BY THE MEMBERS, FOR THE MEMBERS
THAT'S THE POWER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNMENT
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
The Articles of Incorporation is a document that is filed with the state of Wisconsin to legally document the creation of a corporation. Incorporation gives Eau Claire Energy Cooperative distinct legal standing and indicates the nature of the cooperative business.
Unlike the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws do not need to be filed with the state; however Bylaws are an important document outlining how the cooperative is to be governed. The Board of Directors must abide the Bylaws. A cooperative's Bylaws can only be changed by consensus with the membership.
Operational policies and procedures that are not defined in the Bylaws are maintained at ECEC headquarters. Policies are available to review upon request by an ECEC member for a proper purpose. Requests can be made by calling the ECEC office.CONTACT US