Candidates are being sought for the election of Trustees for Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc., which will take place on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, in Sidney, MT.

Mid-Rivers Trustees play a vital role in guiding the Cooperative’s activities, ensuring the Cooperative is acting in the best interest of its members. A Mid-Rivers Trustee should:

  • Be prepared to participate and carry out their responsibility to the members and Cooperative.
  • Understand the cooperative model of enterprise.
  • Be willing to devote a reasonable amount of time to the Cooperative’s business.
  • Attend regular monthly meetings to stay current on, and actively participate in, the guidance of Cooperative business.
  • Be willing to act for the good of the whole membership.
  • Be prepared to inform the membership with correct information about the Cooperative’s activities.
  • Be willing to work as a part of a team.

Serving on the Board of Trustees places you in a valuable role in your community. Benefits of serving your community as a Trustee include:

  • Learning about modern telecommunications operations.
  • Gaining leaderships skills.
  • Building and growing your network.
  • Per diem and service benefits.
  • Paid educational travel opportunities.
  • Guiding the cooperative into the future.

All interested candidates must be nominated by petition. Petitions may be obtained by calling 1-800-452-2288, following the links below or emailing Completed petitions can be returned via email to or mailed to Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc., PO Box 280, Circle, MT 59215. Nominations by petition must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 24, 2023, to be included in the official ballot and have a candidate profile in the Annual Report which is mailed to all active members. Candidates must be a member of Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc., and maintain residence in the district where the candidate seeks election. The districts up for election are:

  • District 4 – Circle (485), Lambert (774), Lindsay (584) and South Wolf Point (525)
  • District 5 – Bloomfield (583), E Fairview (844), Fairview (742), Richey (773), Savage (776) and W. Glendive (687)
  • District 6 – Sidney (433, 488) and West Sidney (798)