DMEA Board Candidates Run Unopposed
Candidate Forums Canceled, Changes coming to Annual Meeting
MAY 14, 2020 – Three Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) members have completed the self-nomination process for DMEA’s 2020 Board of Directors Election and will run unopposed in their respective districts. For this reason, along with COVID-19 precautions, DMEA has canceled the upcoming Candidate Forums and will not be sending mail-in ballots to members. The official candidates are as follows:
District 6 – Damon Lockhart, incumbent
District 7 – Enno Heuscher, new candidate
North Region – Stacia Cannon, incumbent
Per the cooperative bylaws, in the event only one candidate has been nominated for election in each district, members can elect the candidates “by voice vote […]at the Annual Member Meeting.” Therefore, no ballots will be mailed to DMEA members for the 2020 Director Elections. Instead, members in attendance at the Annual Meeting will be asked to participate in a voice vote during the meeting.
“Although members won’t need to choose between candidates this year, we still encourage them to get to know the candidates and attend the Annual Meeting on June 18,” said Jasen Bronec, DMEA CEO. “I want to congratulate and thank the candidates for making the commitment to DMEA and its members.”
DMEA members are encouraged to visit https://www.dmea.com/2020-dmea-board-candidates to read the candidate interviews. Questions can also be submitted to the candidates by phone or email.
Slated for June 18, 2020, planning for DMEA’s Annual Meeting was suspended as Colorado began responding to COVID-19. To continue minimizing exposure to both DMEA essential employees and members and comply with social gathering restrictions, the cooperative is pursuing virtual options for the event. Additional details are not yet available.
“The board is considering a virtual solution for our Annual Meeting that will allow members to attend online or by phone. It may be vastly different from the traditional meeting we’re used to, but the purpose will remain the same. We’ll review our major accomplishments in 2019, answer member questions, and conclude the 2020 elections,” said Bronec.
More details about DMEA’s Annual Meeting will be available later this month. Visit www.dmea.com for more information.