DAFTER, Mich. (January 18, 2021) – Director nomination packets are now available to member-owners interested in serving on the board of directors for Cloverland Electric Cooperative. A member interested in seeking election to the board must meet director qualifications outlined in Cloverland’s bylaws and file a petition for nomination containing valid signatures of at least 25 members from his or her district. Paper and electronic nomination petitions are available. Call (906) 632-5143 and leave a voicemail message to request a director packet.
“The board of director’s vote to move forward with electronic nomination packets and electronic voting is an exciting decision,” said Cloverland Electric’s President and CEO, Mike Heise. “Members will be able to choose to participate in our democratic process through a paper or electronic ballot, ensuring a safe and secure election process.”
Nominating petitions and supporting documents must be returned to Cloverland’s administration office at 725 East Portage Avenue in Sault Ste. Marie by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021. Candidates will be announced in March. Director elections take play in May and results are announced at the Annual Meeting of the Members, which is planned for June 3, 2021. Members will be able to vote electronically or by traditional mailed ballot. For our members’ convenience, this new method of voting was passed by the board in November after adjusting the bylaws.
Cloverland Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit electric utility owned and democratically controlled by the members it serves. Each member has a voice in the cooperative through members elected to serve on the board of directors. Cloverland’s Eastern Upper Peninsula service area is divided into three districts: A, B and C. Each district is represented by three directors, elected by the members of that district to serve a three-year term. One board seat is up for election each year.
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.
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