//For Immediate Release//
DAFTER, Mich. (January 17, 2022) – Cloverland Electric Cooperative announces election packets are available for members interested in serving on the cooperative’s board of directors. Cloverland’s service area is divided into districts A, B and C with three directors serving each district. Each director serves a three-year term with one director seat up for election each year in May.
Serving on Cloverland’s board means making a difference locally by using individual talents and perspective to guide big decisions about the co-op to benefit the greater community. While day-to-day decisions are made by co-op staff, other major decisions are made by the board, whose mission is to look out for the vitality of the co-op and the members it serves. On a granular level, Cloverland board members typically provide input and guidance on budgets, co-op goals and direction, capital investments and upgrades in equipment and technology, renewable investments and energy mix and the co-op’s role and involvement in economic development.
“We are thankful for the service of our board of directors and the leadership they provide to the cooperative,” states Cloverland’s President and CEO, Mike Heise. “We are also thankful for all member-owners who participate in our election process.,”
Interested in seeking election to the board?
Director candidates must meet director qualifications outlined in Cloverland’s bylaws and file a petition for nomination with valid signatures of at least 25 members from his or her district. For a petition and information packet, please leave a voicemail message at 906-632-5143. Nominating petitions and supporting documents must be electronically submitted or returned to the co-op’s administration office at 725 E. Portage Avenue in Sault Ste. Marie by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022.
Ballots mail April 25, 2022 and voting ends May 27, 2022. Members can vote by mailed ballots or electronic voting. Director candidate information will be presented on Cloverland.com, the cooperative’s social media channels and the May| June issue of Cloverland Connections. Election results will be presented at the annual meeting of the members on Thursday, June 2, 2022 and announced on social media and cloverland.com.
Ensure your vote counts:
A business or other entity, such as a firm, association, corporation, partnership or governmental unit, must designate on its stationary the representative who is authorized to cast a vote on behalf of the entity and file the designation with the cooperative by the date of record, March 25, 2022. A sample letter is available at cloverland.com/about-us/board-of-directors/elections/. Please call (906) 632-5143 with any questions regarding the director election process.
Cloverland Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric utility located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With over 4,000 miles of power line, the cooperative serves over 43,000 meters for 34,000 residential and business members across Chippewa, Delta, Mackinac, Luce and Schoolcraft counties.
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