The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) is a 501(c)(6) organization established on April 30, 1979. ISEA currently has between eleven (11) and seventeen (17) member Board of Directors of whom four Directors serve as Officers - President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Officers are elected for one-year terms by the Board of Directors. Board Directors are elected to 2-year terms either by Appointment or ISEA Member Voting in accordance with ISEA bylaws.
Illinois Solar Energy Association Mission: Building a Strong Solar Industry to Power Illinois
Directors bring a diversity of talents and capabilities to the Illinois Solar Energy Association, as well as a passion to materially fulfill its mission.
ISEA is seeking Directors who represent various aspects of the solar industry market segments which include residential, commercial, community, utility-scale solar, module and inverter manufacturers, and solar supply chain retailers, as well as individuals in related industries, such as legal, finance, education, environment, real estate, and manufacturing. Candidates should have innate leadership, management, and well-developed interpersonal skills, as well as patience and good humor, and be able to participate in and sustain collaborative group efforts.
Election candidates must be Illinois Solar Energy Association members to be eligible for a Director position. Directors commit to a minimum financial commitment to the organization of three thousand dollars annually. This commitment may be attained through membership dues and fundraising opportunities.
The Illinois Solar Energy Association Directors are expected to lend their knowledge, skills, and abilities to assist ISEA in executing its mission through fundraising, advocacy, education, marketing, and related activities. Fundraising, through direct or leveraged actions, is key to the continued growth and success of ISEA.
The role of each Director is to serve a two-year term by leading, advising, and supporting the activities of ISEA. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
4. Executive Board
Board members serve a two-year term and will meet monthly as follows:
Additional meetings (i.e. committee, or special circumstance) may be scheduled with advance notice. As active Board member, participation is critical to the success of the Association. It is expected that each Board member will participate in no less than nine (9) of the eleven (11) annual Board meetings in order to maintain their position on the Board. Individual participation is subject to review by the Executive Board.