What are District Meetings?
As a member of an electric cooperative such as LREC, you have a unique opportunity to take an active role in the business of your electric company — because you’re not just a customer, you’re a member-owner, too.
District meetings are your opportunity to be involved in decisions that will impact the future of LREC. One of these opportunities is electing a district director who will represent members at monthly board meetings. Candidates are nominated at district meetings and the election takes place at the annual meeting.
2017 District Meeting NOMINATIONS
Candidates for the LREC Board of Directors were nominated in districts 2, 5, and 8 at a meeting held in each of the three districts.
District 2: Incumbent director Dennis Mathaison was the only candidate nominated at the meeting held February 2nd, 2017, at the Vergas Events Center, Vergas.
District 5: Incumbent director Charles Kvare was the only candidate nominated at the meeting held February 4th, 2017, at Dunn Town Hall, Pelican Rapids.
District 8: Incumbent director Sid Wisness was the only candidate nominated the meeting held February 2nd, 2017, Lakes Area Community Center, Battle Lake.
If no other candidates are nominated through the petition process, the unopposed candidates nominated at the district meetings will be deemed elected by acclamation.
View the district map to locate which district you live in.
RUNNING FOR DIRECTOR
Anyone interested in running for director should contact LREC at (800) 501-0327 or email to get information regarding the election process and responsibilities of being a director.
Election by Acclamation
Changes in annual meeting voting were made with the adoption of the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws at the 2012 Annual Meeting. If no other candidates are nominated through the petition process, the unopposed candidates nominated at the district meetings will be deemed elected by acclamation. The applicable sections of the bylaws are as follows:
Section 4.4 – Director Nominations
Nominating Members may make Member Petition Nominations by delivering to the Secretary of the Cooperative not more than thirty (30) days after the Director District Member Meeting in writing for each Member Petition Nomination ("Member Petition").
Section 3.7 – Member Meeting Voting
In the event there is only one candidate duly nominated for election to a Director position, the single candidate nominated shall be deemed elected by acclamation as an unopposed candidate, and no voting shall be required for such uncontested Director District election.
Read the complete Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of Lake Region Electric Cooperative.