Each year, three of Delta-Montrose Electric Association's (DMEA's) nine directors are elected by the co-op's member-owners. In 2012, the districts up for election are 1, 2 and 5.
There are expandable maps for each district on www.dmea.com.
District 1 encompasses much of the City of Montrose. It runs east of Highway 50/Townsend Boulevard, south of the San Juan bypass and south of US 50 East and the area north of E. Oak Grove Road and north of Niagra.
The current incumbent in District 1, Ken Norris, will not be able to run again this year pursuant to DMEA's policy on term limits.
District 2 is DMEA's service territory south of the Delta County/Montrose County line coming as far south as LaSalle Road. Landfill Road is located close to the eastern edge of District 2. The incumbent in District 2 is Brent Hines.
District 5 is DMEA's service territory in the southwest of Montrose County, south of the LaSalle Boulevard and west of 550. The incumbent in District 5 is Marshall Collins.
Virtually any member residing in these districts can run for DMEA's board. The exceptions are primarily those employed by DMEA and their families. Potential board candidates interested in running for one of these three seats can pick up petition forms needed for candidacy beginning on Monday, April 2. Fifteen verified member signatures supporting their candidacy must be submitted by April 30.
DMEA's board of directors governs the co-op and determines the co-op's policies, rates, direction, and other issues of importance for those who receive electric service from DMEA.
Members interested in running for the board should contact DMEA's communications department at 1-877-687-3632 x 245. More information, including board duties, responsibilities, and compensation, is available to any member on request.blog comments powered by Disqus