DMEA petitions now available

By Press Release

Self-nomination petitions for the 2016 Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) board of directors election are now available to the public.

Each year, DMEA members are responsible for voting for three representatives to serve on the co-op's board of directors. This year, the board seats for District 3, District 4, and the South Region are up for election. Currently, the following members hold these seats:

• District 3: Olen Lund, secretary/treasurer.

• District 4: Jim Elder.

• South Region: Tony Prendergast, vice president.

Members residing within the above districts are eligible to run for DMEA's board of directors. Eligible candidates must be members of DMEA and reside in the district in which they are seeking election. To become a candidate, members much complete the self-nomination packet. The packets can be picked up at DMEA's offices in Montrose and Read. To confirm in which district you reside, call 1-877-687-3632.

Completed petition packets, including 15 member signatures supporting your candidacy, must be returned to DMEA no later than 4 p.m. Monday, May 2. Petitions must be returned during normal business hours and can be dropped off in Montrose at 11925 6300 Road Monday-Friday, or at the Read office, 21191 H75 Road, Delta, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nomination petitions received after the May 2 deadline will not be considered. DMEA will announce the official candidates for the 2016 election after the deadline when all candidates have been verified.

Ballots will be mailed to active DMEA members on May 20. Mail-in votes must be returned by June 14. Members can also vote in person for their director representatives at the annual meeting Thursday, June 16, at Montrose County Friendship Hall.

More information and district descriptions can be found at or by emailing