YVEA 2020 Annual Meeting Director Districts Up For Election
Yampa Valley Electric Association Inc. is a member-owned rural electric cooperative. The Association Bylaws state, “The Annual Meeting of the members shall be held annually, at such time and place designated from time to time by the Board of Directors….for the purpose of electing Directors, passing upon reports covering the previous fiscal year and transaction such other business as may come before the meeting.”
You have a voice in the way your electric cooperative is run by voting for the individuals who serve on YVEA’s Board of Directors. It’s YVEA’s Board who determine our Association’s policies and direction. The Board consists of nine members, and each member serves a three-year term. Election of the director district is handled by mail ballot together with voting in person by those attending the Annual Meeting.
The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held on June 23, 2020 at the Valley Community Center, 255 W Osborne Street, Baggs, Wyoming 82321.
The area served by the Association is divided into nine districts. No member shall be eligible to become or remain a director who is not a bon-a-fide resident in the director district for which they are elected or appointed. Legal descriptions of each district can be found in Article XVI, Director Districts, in the Bylaws of the Association, or at www.yvea.com.
A nomination for director may be made only by written petition signed by at least fifteen members of the Association. The nominating petition and director qualification affidavit may be found at www.yvea.com or picked up at the YVEA offices in Steamboat Springs or Craig on Friday, April 17, 2020. All petition materials must be filed at the Steamboat Springs office no later than Friday, May 8, 2020.
Directors are elected for a three-year term by the members of the Association. Each member of the Association is entitled to vote in the election of all directors, excluding appointments. Ballots will be mailed on Friday, May 22, 2020. To be valid and counted, each ballot must be signed by the member whose name is on the label and the ballot must be received at the location of the third-party ballot counter by Thursday, June 18, 2020. If you are unsure if your ballot will be received at the location of the third-party ballot counter by Thursday, June 18, 2020, please plan to attend the annual meeting on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the Valley Community Center, 255 W Osborne St, Baggs, WY 82321, where you will receive a replacement ballot to be completed and submitted at the meeting.
YVEA Board of Director Candidates – Prohibition Against Endorsement and Opposition
Yampa Valley Electric Association, Inc. (YVEA) has received information regarding the unauthorized use of the YVEA logo as part of a campaign communication sent to the membership. No candidate has been authorized to represent or imply in any campaign communication that a candidate is endorsed or opposed by the Cooperative. The unauthorized use of the YVEA logo by a candidate should not be seen as YVEA’s endorsement of or opposition to any candidate. YVEA has not and will not send any communication to the membership endorsing or opposing any individual candidate running for the Board of Directors. YVEA does not financially support any candidate or campaign, the costs associated with a campaign resides solely on the candidate that is running for election.