Of the three board seats up for election this year for Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA), only one remains contested. Two candidates will vie for the District 1 seat: incumbent, William Patterson and challenger, Edward Ulibarri. Kyle Martinez is unopposed in District 2 and Leslie Christian Hauck is unopposed in District 5. They will be deemed elected at the DMEA annual meeting on Thursday, June 14 at the Montrose Pavilion, 4:30 to 8 p.m.
Ballots will be mailed to eligible DMEA members in mid-May. Members can cast their votes by mail by completing and returning their ballots or they may vote in person at the annual meeting. Members are also encouraged to attend DMEA's upcoming candidate forums to get to know the candidates prior to voting. The forums will be facilitated by the League of Women Voters and members are encouraged to attend and ask questions. Members who are unable to attend these forums can view each candidate's interview and background statement on the co-op's website at http://www.dmea.com/content/2018-dmea-board-candidates.
Two candidate forums will be held on the following dates: Tuesday, May 15, DMEA Montrose office, 11925 6300 Road, 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 17, Hotchkiss Memorial Hall, 175 1st Street, 5:30 p.m.
DMEA's elections will conclude at the annual meeting. Registration and voting will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The election results will be announced during the business meeting which kicks off at 6 p.m. and features a speaker about the changes and challenges taking place in the energy industry today.
Family fun, educational booths, bucket rides, and local musician, David Starr, are just a sampling of the other fun activities members can enjoy. A free barbecue dinner from Jimmer's Back Country BBQ will also be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. More information about DMEA's election and annual meeting can be found online at www.dmea.com, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 877-687-3632.
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