Candidates sought for board election
The CREC Nominating Committee seeks interested and qualified candidates for four, three-year term seats on the Cuivre River Electric Cooperative Board of Directors.
The deadline for candidate nominations is Wednesday, May 15. Qualified candidates will be asked to attend a Nominating Committee reception and interview on Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at the Cuivre River branch office, 8757 Hwy. N, Lake Saint Louis.
CREC bylaws require at least two candidates in each district. The committee has the final authority to select a slate of candidates from among the nominees. Once the committee has announced a slate of candidates, CREC members will have the opportunity to learn about the candidates prior to the election.
Four directors will be elected, one from each of these districts: Warren County District 1; St Charles County District 2; Lincoln County District 2; and Pike County. (See shaded areas on map). Absentee voting via a secure Internet site or by paper ballot begins on July 9 and closes on Aug. 19, or members may vote in person at the annual meeting on Aug. 22 at the cooperative’s Lake Saint Louis branch office.
If you are a Cuivre River Electric Cooperative member and wish to be considered for the ballot you are advised to:
- Check the map to learn if a director will be elected from your district this year.
- Contact either a Nominating Committee member in your county or Kevin Hurd, manager of administrative services, or Chris Ryan, manager of member services and IT, to confirm eligibility and learn more about serving as a director. Hurd can be reached at 636-695-4871 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ryan can be contacted at 636-695-4831 or email@example.com.
Director qualifications as specified in Article IV, Section 3 of the cooperative bylaws, which are summarized below, state that a candidate must:
- Be a member of the cooperative for the six (6) consecutive months immediately preceding becoming a director;
- Not in any way be employed by or financially interested in a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy, services or sup plies to the cooperative or any of its subsidiaries;
- Permanently occupy and continuously and materially use the cooperative’s service at his or her principal place of abode at a location within the director district from which the director is elected or appointed;
- Not be an employee of the cooperative or any of its subsidiaries or has been an employee of the cooperative or any of its subsidiaries with in the twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding becoming a director;
- Not have been convicted of a felony;
- Be a legal resident of the United States;
- Not owe a delinquent debt to the cooperative and whose account is not considered to be in good standing during such director’s term of office or within three years prior to becoming a director;
- Not be a current applicant for employment with the cooperative or any of its subsidiaries;
- Not be a close relative of an employee with the cooperative or any of its subsidiaries while a director and during the twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding becoming a director; or
- Not be a close relative of a sitting director.
In addition, it is recommended that directors regularly attend meetings held on the fourth Thursday of each month, devote several additional days each year to meetings, and spend a few hours each month reading and studying.