DVEC board to meetAfter Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative holds its annual meeting on June 7 at Edgeley Public School, there will be two new faces at its table. Incumbent board directors in two of the cooperative’s three districts up for election this year have announced they do not plan to seek re-election.
After Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative holds its annual meeting on June 7 at Edgeley Public School, there will be two new faces at its table. Incumbent board directors in two of the cooperative’s three districts up for election this year have announced they do not plan to seek re-election.
Ron Kinzler, Kulm, who represents the West Region, District 1, announced his plans to retire shortly before his district held a caucus meeting in mid-March. At that caucus meeting, no candidates were nominated for election at the annual meeting.
In the Central Region, District 3, longtime Director John Hayen announced last winter he would not seek re-election. At that district’s caucus meeting, three candidates were nominated as candidates for election: Richard Johnson, Cogswell; Tom Schumacker, Fullerton; and Gary Hokana, Ellendale.
Running for re-election in the East Region, District 2 is Director John Hauschild, Wahpeton. Hauschild has been serving on the Dakota Valley board since 1982 and is currently serving as the board treasurer.
Any qualified member of West Region, District 1; East Region, District 2; or Central Region, District 3 wishing to run for a board seat may file a petition of nomination with the cooperative. The petition must contain the names of 20 members who also have an account in his or her district. If a member chooses to file a petition, it has to be submitted to one of Dakota Valley’s headquarter offices no later than 25 days prior to the annual meeting. This year, that filing date is May 11. If any candidate wishes to be included in the cooperative’s communications materials publicizing the election, he or she must file a petition by April 6.
Petitions may be picked up at either the Edgeley or Milnor offices, or a petition may be mailed out to a member. The member filing for candidacy must be a resident of the district holding election, must receive cooperative service at their place of residence, and must have an account with the cooperative in their name or as a joint member. Members associated with accounts held by corporations or partnerships are not eligible for candidacy. Qualified members in all three districts holding elections this year may pursue nomination.
For more information, contact Dakota Valley at 800-342-4671 or email to: email@example.com.