Your NRECA Youth Tour / CREA Youth Camp application asks you to answer this essay question:
"Explain the role of the board of directors at a rural electric cooperative and why the board is important."
You may use the following resources to craft your answer:
- What is a Cooperative? (Excerpt from the NRECA Online Orientation for New Co-op Employees and Directors)
- Electric Cooperative Boards (Excerpt from the NRECA Online Orientation for New Co-op Employees and Directors)
- How Your Electric Co-op Works (Courtesy of the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives.)
- The SMPA Board of Directors
Students are encouraged to read, learn and respond to the prompt in their own words. All direct quotations should be properly cited. Instances of plagiarism will be grounds for disqualification.
This page from the University of Wisconsin explains proper quoting and paraphrasing techniques.
Your research need not be limited to the above resources.