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Empire Electric director receives credential from National Electric Cooperative Association

Larry Archibeque, District 7 director of Empire Electric Association, has completed the requirements for the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

The NRECA CCD program provides directors with the knowledge and skills required to serve consumer-members and covers the electric utility business, governance skills, and the cooperative principles and business model.

Earning the CCD certificate requires attending courses on and demonstrating knowledge of the following five core areas: director duties and liabilities, understanding the electric business, board operations and process, strategic planning and financial decision-making.

Archibeque also serves as EEA’s representative on the Colorado Rural Electric Association’s board.