Annual Meeting of Members


Each year Benton REA hosts a meeting of the members including an appreciation lunch, door prizes and an opportunity for you to meet your co-op employees and trustees. In addition to these activities, members in voting districts have the opportunity to vote for the trustee who will represent them on the board. Because Benton REA is a member-owned cooperative, you have a say in how your cooperative is run.


This year's meeting will take place at Leona Libby Middle School, in West Richland.

From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register at Main Entrance First

Before participating in Voltage 2024 activities, please register at the main entrance of Leona Libby Middle School.

Bring your registration card printed on the June Ruralite. If you forget your registration card, you can register with the name and address on your Benton REA account. Only Benton REA members are eligible for prizes and special giveaways.

Electric Vehicle Showcase

We are pleased to have McCurley Dealerships join us for a display of new electric vehicles. If you're thinking about purchasing a new EV or want to learn more, you won't want to miss the EV showcase. There will be models from Honda, Subaru, Cadillac, and Mercedes-Benz.



At Connect - The Annual Business Meeting

Benton REA Trustee Elections

Candidates for districts 7 and 8 are up for re-election in 2024. Members in those districts can vote before the business meeting if they did not vote by mail. Each month, Benton REA trustees meet to make decisions about your cooperative on your behalf. You can meet and get to know them at CONNECT, the business meeting portion of the day.

Read each candidate's bio here.