Vermont Electric Co-op is seeking candidates for three soon-to-be-open seats on the board of directors from several districts, including the one that contains Shelburne and Hinesburg.
The 12-member board of directors is responsible for setting policy and determining the direction of the co-op in providing safe, reliable power in the least expensive way possible, and working toward shaping the grid of the future.
Directors meet monthly, receive a stipend and mileage reimbursement for attending meetings, and have training opportunities to learn more about energy issues and the cooperative model. Terms are for four years.
To be eligible to run, candidates must be VEC members and must have a principal residence that is both within the co-op’s service territory and in the district they are running to represent.
Application deadline is March 22. Voting will be from April 17 through May 11 by mail and online, and also at VEC›s annual meeting on Saturday, May 12.
This year, seats are open in three districts. Below is a list of the seats that are open and the towns they represent:
• District 3: Albany, Craftsbury, Glover, Greensboro, Irasburg, Jay, Lowell, Newport Town, Troy, Westfield
• District 4: Bakersfield, Belvidere, Cambridge, Eden, Fairfax, Fairfield, Fletcher, Hyde Park, Johnson, Morristown, Stowe, Waterville
• District 5: Bolton, Essex, Hinesburg, Huntington, Jericho, Milton, Richmond, Shelburne, Starksboro, St. George, Underhill, Westford, Williston
Vermont Electric Cooperative is a nonprofit, member-owned electric distribution utility that provides electric service to approximately 32,000 members in 75 communities in northern Vermont. Information: vermontelectric.coop; or call 802-730-1172 or email email@example.com.