An independent election credentials committee will begin counting votes at DMEA’s Saturday, June 19 annual meeting at the Montrose Pavilion. Registration and voting will take place from 1-2 p.m.; the meeting takes place 2-3:30 p.m.
DMEA’s nine-member board of directors consists of nine members, eight from geographic districts in its service territory (with approximately the same number of electric meters in each district) and a ninth “at-large” director, who can reside anywhere in the service territory.
DMEA member-owners elect three of the nine members of the board every year. This year, the three DMEA districts with candidates seeking election to the board of directors are:
District 1 – Incumbent Mike Sramek, is seeking reelection in District 1, service territory in the west Montrose area from 6130 Rd. and LaSalle Road, east to Hwy. 50, including a section of north Montrose, extending south to Main Street, west of 6200 Road/Hwy. 90, south to Poplar Rd., then back east to Hwy. 550, including the southwest section of the service area west of Hwy. 550 and south of Spring Creek Rd., to the Ouray County line. District 2 – District 2 incumbent Ed Marston is seeking reelection in DMEA service territory including Paonia and extending east and north to include the town of Cedaredge and part of the southern slope of Grand Mesa.
District 3 – District 3 incumbent Tony Prendergast, is seeking reelection; this DMEA service territory covers a portion of the North Fork area, including Hotchkiss and Crawford, extending south into Montrose County east of the city of Montrose.
DMEA members interested in running for one of the three board seats up for election in 2010 can call DMEA at 1-877-687-3632 to verify in which district they reside.
Petitions for candidacy will be available at DMEA offices on April 5. Potential candidates must be DMEA members who have lived in their district for at least 45 days. To be on this year’s election ballot, candidates must file a petition signed by at least 25 members of the Association no later than 5 p.m. on May 5.
Excluded from running for the DMEA Board: Persons who are employed by DMEA, related to a DMEA employee (specifically, a DMEA employee’s spouse, daughter, son, father, mother, sister, brother, mother-in-law, father in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law); persons employed by, or with a financial interest in a competing enterprise, or business selling electrical energy, or a major supplier to DMEA.
For more information regarding DMEA’s election process or bylaws, please contact Tom Polikalas in DMEA’s communications department at 1-877-687-3632 extension 245.