Each June, DMEA holds our Annual Meeting of Members. It is an opportunity for members to gather together and review our activities over the past year and also marks the conclusion of our annual board of directors elections. The meeting includes an overview of the co-op’s accomplishments and finances from the previous year and our goals for the future. DMEA will host a member Q&A session where you have the opportunity to ask questions about your cooperative.
2023 Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Cedaredge High School
575 SE Deer Creek Dr.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.: Member registration, voting, and dinner/dessert provided
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: DMEA business meeting and door prizes
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.: Dinner/dessert and entertainment
BBQ by Dented Face Brewing
Dessert by Sugar Mamas' Bakeshop and Cafe
Live music by Ghost River Band
Gaming tables by Casino Nights and Party Rental Services
Old West photo booth
Kids' activities - face painting, crafts, and games
Essex E-bike from Optibike
PlayStation5 home setup - PS5 gaming system, headset, controller, games, and virtual reality set
$5 DMEA bill credit for members that sign up for Operation Round at the event
Variety of local gifts cards from Montrose and Delta counties
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTIONS
You have a voice in how your electric cooperative is run by voting for the individuals serving on DMEA’s Board of Directors. DMEA’s board members are elected at large, serve three-year staggered terms, and represent specific geographic districts within DMEA’s service area. You will be asked to vote for three of your representatives each year before the Annual Meeting of Members. This year, District 6, District 7, and the North Region seats are up for election.
District 6 Map District 7 Map North Region Map
WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS?
This year, District 6, District 7, and North Region positions are up for election. In addition to living within one of these three open districts, members must also be 21 years of age or older and meet the criteria outlined in Article 4 of DMEA’s Bylaws found here.
HOW DO I RUN FOR THE BOARD?
If you’re interested in serving on DMEA’s Board of Directors, submit your information online at dmea.com/selfnomination. Once your membership is confirmed, we’ll send you a nomination form and signature petition. Complete the form and collect at least 15 member signatures.
WHEN CAN I SUBMIT MY PETITION?
Submit your nomination petition and signatures between March 13 and April 16, 2023.
WHEN ARE THE ELECTIONS?
DMEA’s Board of Directors Election will conclude with the Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 15, 2023. DMEA will mail ballots to all eligible DMEA members in mid-May. Members can vote by mail or in person at the Annual Meeting.
ARE YOU READY TO SERVE?
Starting March 13, visit dmea.com/selfnomination to request your self-nomination packet and begin the process! Please note the self-nomination period is now closed for the 2023 elections.
Ballots will be mailed to DMEA members in mid-May. You can expect to receive your ballot around the 15th of the month.
DMEA members can cast their vote by one of the following:
- Complete and return your mail-in ballot by depositing it in the U.S. mail; postage is not required; the ballot mailing deadline is June 13, 2023 (mail-in ballots must be received by DMEA's election company, Survey and Ballot Systems, by this date).
- Complete your ballot and insert it in a ballot drop box at DMEA's Montrose office during regular business hours; ballots must be dropped off by June 14, 2023, at noon.
- Vote in person at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 15, 2023; mail-in ballots cannot be dropped off at the meeting. If you choose to vote in person, you will be issued a new ballot at the meeting.
The 2023 DMEA Board of Directors Election will conclude at the Annual Meeting on June 15, 2023, and the results will be announced during the business meeting.