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 typically includes an overview of the co-op’s accomplishments and finances from the previous year and our goals for the future. You’ll also be able to ask questions of your board of directors and CEO.
2020 Annual Meeting
June 18, 2020
Montrose County Event Center
1036 N 7th St, Montrose, CO 81401
You have a voice in the way your electric cooperative is run by voting for the individuals that serve 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. Each year, you will be asked to vote for three of your representatives prior to the Annual Meeting of Members.
Running for the Board
Eligible candidates must be members of DMEA and a resident in the district in which they are seeking election. To become a candidate, members much complete a self-nomination packet, which is made available in early April. The packets can be picked up at DMEA’s offices in Montrose and Read. DMEA’s bylaws provide detailed information on director eligibility. You can also review DMEA's Director Districts and Election of Directors Policy (BP2-Section 11) here.
Voting Your Ballot
DMEA mails official election ballots in May, prior to the Annual Meeting of Members. Votes can be cast by completing and returning the mail-in ballot or in person at the Annual Meeting.
2020 Board Election - Key Dates
Friday, April 3, 2020: Self-nomination packets available for member to run for the DMEA board. You may apply online here [hyperlink to https://www.dmea.com/selfnomination].
Monday, May 4, 2020: Deadline to return self-nomination forms and accompanying information.
Monday, May 18, 2020: Candidate Forum, Grand Mesa Arts Center, Cedaredge; 5:30 – 7:30PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Candidate Forum, DMEA Montrose Office; 5:30 – 7:30PM.
Monday, May 25, 2020: Ballots will be mailed to all eligible DMEA members.
Friday, June 12, 2020: Deadline to return your ballot by mail (ballot mailing/postmark deadline). You can also vote by:
- Dropping your ballot off in a secure drop box at either DMEA office
- In person at the Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 2020: DMEA Annual Meeting and the conclusion of the elections. Results will be announced at the business meeting.