Five candidates are looking to fill the three seats on DMEA's board of directors that are up for election this year. In District 3, incumbent Brad Harding is unopposed. In District 4, David White is challenging incumbent Ken Watson. South Region candidates are Jock Fleming and Ken Otto.
Two candidate forums are planned -- Monday, May 20, at the DMEA Montrose Office, 11925 6300 Road, Montrose, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, May 21, at Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 228 Grand Avenue in Paonia, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The candidate forums will be hosted by the League of Women Voters and will give DMEA members time to ask questions, learn about each candidate, and weigh options before voting. Mail-in ballots will be sent to DMEA members in late May. The annual meeting is Thursday, June 20, 5 to 9 p.m. at Hotchkiss High School.