The board of directors of the South Dakota Rural Electric Association is comprised of 30 representatives of the 31 electric cooperatives operating in the state. Traverse Electric Cooperative in Wheaton, Minn., elects to not seat a board member.
The board selects its four officers during the board reorganization which is held at the conclusion of the SDREA annual meeting in Pierre each January. The board meets in conjunction with the SDREA annual meeting each January, the last Thursday and Friday of the months of March, June, September and November. The November date varies due to Thanksgiving.