The Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) Nominating Committee seeks interested and qualified candidates for four, three-year term seats on the co-op’s Board of Directors. The deadline for candidate nominations is noon on May 11. Qualified candidates will be asked to attend a Nominating Committee reception and interview on May 18 at the Cuivre River headquarters, 1112 E. Cherry St., Troy. The candidate reception and interview process may be modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CREC bylaws require at least two candidates in each district. The committee has the final authority to select a slate of candidates from 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: St Charles County Districts No. 1 and No. 3; Lincoln County District No. 3 and Warren County District No. 2 (See shaded areas on map).
Online voting via a secure internet site or by paper ballot begins on July 19 and closes on Aug. 23, or members may vote in person at the annual meeting on Aug. 26 at the cooperative’s Lake Saint Louis branch office. If you are a CREC 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 Chris Ryan, manager of member services and IT, or Kevin Hurd, manager of administrative services, to confirm eligibility and learn more about serving as a director. Contact Chris at 636-695-4831/email firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin at 636-695-4871/email email@example.com
Director qualifications as specified in Article IV Section 3 (page 5) of the cooperative bylaws are available by clicking here or are available upon request.
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. More information about the voting process and the annual meeting will be forthcoming in future editions of the Current Times, our e-newsletter, CREC Connections, and on our website.