DMEA members elect a board of directors, which govern the cooperative on the members' behalf. DMEA’s board of directors is made up of nine members from all parts of the service territory. The board also hires a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to carry out the objectives of the board and to supervise the staff and employee group. Each year, there is an election to determine representatives for three of DMEA’s nine board districts. All members may vote for any candidate regardless of the district in which they reside. Voted ballots must be returned by mail, or members can vote in person at DMEA’s Annual Meeting.