Cloverland Reminds Members of 2023 Director Election Nominations

//For Immediate Release//
Sault, Mich. (Feb. 8, 2023) – Cloverland Electric Cooperative reminds its members that election packets are available for those interested in serving on the cooperative’s board of directors. The cooperative has a nine-member board with three board members representing each district. Each director serves a three-year term and one director from each of the cooperative’s three districts, (A, B and C) is up for election each year.

Cloverland’s board creates goals for the future of the cooperative, while also serving as an advocate for the cooperative’s 34,000 member-owners across the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Serving on Cloverland’s board involves making a local difference by using individual skillsets to guide strategic vision for the cooperative. Cloverland board members provide guidance on capital investments, upgrades in equipment and technology, renewable energy investments, energy mix and economic development. Cloverland staff oversees day-to-day operations, following the strategic plan set by the board and chief executive officer.

“Our election is essential to the member-owned foundation of our cooperative,” states Cloverland’s President and CEO, Mike Heise. “We are grateful for the leadership and service of our board of directors.”

Interested in seeking election to the board?
Director candidates must meet qualifications outlined in Cloverland’s bylaws and file a nomination petition with at least 25 valid member signatures from their district. For a nomination petition, please email or leave a voicemail 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. Friday, March 3, 2023.

Election Schedule:

  • Ballots mail April 28, 2023.
  • Voting ends May 26, 2023.
  • Members may vote by mail or electronically.
  • Director candidate information will be available on, the cooperative’s social media channels and in the May | June issue of the Cloverland Connections magazine.
  • Election results will be presented at the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting of the Members, Thursday, June 1, 2023 and announced on

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 31, 2023. A sample letter is available at Please call (906) 632-5143 or email with 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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Contact: Abby Bell, Communications Specialist, 906-440-0609 /