Co-op members gathered at three trustee district meetings in late February-early March for the purpose of selecting candidates for the co-op’s board of trustees. Districts 1, 8 and 9 are up for election.
At the District 1 meeting on March 3, incumbent Carl Hagglund was unopposed with 61 votes.
At the District 8 meeting on Feb. 29, incumbent Jo Ann Smith was unopposed with 54 votes.
At the District 9 meeting on March 1, incumbent Karen Hastings was unopposed with 26 votes.
Each year, three positions on the co-op’s nine-member board of trustees are up for election. Members within the respective districts select one or two members to be candidates for the board of trustees. These candidates are voted upon by all members who attend and register to vote at the Annual Meeting, which will be held Thursday, April 28 in Keystone Heights.
Members who cannot attend the cooperative’s Annual Meeting can vote on the candidates via absentee ballot. Beginning March 22, members can request an absentee ballot. More information about the absentee ballot process will be provided in the March Kilowatt newsletter.