Cloverland Electric Announces Director Candidates

Cloverland Electric Cooperative announces the candidates eligible for election to its board of directors later this spring. Only one candidate may be elected in each membership district. The candidates are presented by membership district in alphabetical order by last name. Information about the candidates will be published in the May-June issue of the co-op’s Cloverland Connections magazine and included with the mailed ballot in May.

District A

  • Brent Edington (Pickford)
  • William LaLonde (St. Ignace)

District B – Unopposed

  • John Sawruk (Sault Ste. Marie)

District C

  • Larry Mersnick (Manistique)
  • Virgil Monroe (Manistique)

As a not-for-profit, democratically controlled utility, Cloverland Electric is governed by a nine-member board. Its five-county service area is divided into three membership districts. Each district is represented by three directors elected by the members of the district to serve a three-year term. One seat is up for election in each district every year.

Voting will take place in May by mailed ballot. Ballots must be received by the cooperative’s election service provider no later than May 31. Cloverland members have until the date of record — Friday, March 27, 2020 – to update their membership records if there have been any changes over the past year. If a membership is held jointly, such as with a spouse, then either member may cast the vote for the membership. The name(s) of those eligible to cast the vote for each membership will be printed on the ballot.

Businesses, associations, firms, partnerships, governmental units, and other entities must file a voter designation letter with the cooperative on its stationary by the date of record confirming the authorized voting representative. A sample letter is available on the cooperative’s website on our Elections page.

Election results will be announced at the co-op’s annual meeting of the members on June 4, 2020, and shared with members through the local media, its magazine, website, and social media channels.

Cloverland Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned utility located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It serves over 43,000 homes and businesses in Chippewa, Delta, Mackinac, Luce, and Schoolcraft counties.