District Meetings: Rates increase but still among nation’s lowest

Dakota Valley General Manager Jay Jacobson

By Connie Krapp

Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative members from all nine districts gathered at meetings in LaMoure, Dickey, Kulm, Edgeley, Wyndmere, Oakes, Wahpeton, Hankinson and Rutland in March. Three of those meetings – those in LaMoure, Dickey and Wyndmere – were caucus meetings where members had the opportunity to nominate a candidate to run for election to the board of directors. Members there learned that all potential candidates have until May 16 to file petitions that signal their intent to run for the Dakota Valley board. Any eligible member residing in eligible districts may obtain a petition form at headquarter offices in Edgeley or Milnor, or he or she may request a petition form by calling (800) 342-4671. Continue reading

Three board candidates nominated at caucus meetings; petition process still open

Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative members will be receiving mail-in ballots or going to the polls when the cooperative holds director elections at the annual meeting in June.

Director positions in three districts are up for election this year.  At district caucus meetings in March, candidates were nominated at each of the meetings.  In District 2 of the West Region, incumbent director Richard Schlosser was nominated.  In District 1 of the Central Region, incumbent director Connie Bitz was nominated.  In District 1 of the East Region, Mathew Thompson was nominated and at this meeting incumbent director Thomas Mund stated that he was not running for another term.

While this completes the caucus nomination process, qualified members of Dakota Valley Electric may still become a candidate for election to the board by filing a petition.

Candidates nominated at the caucus or by petition will all have their names printed on the ballot which will be mailed out to members in the respective Regions prior to the annual meeting.

Members have the opportunity to vote by mail, with ballots sent out to all members in mid-May, or at the annual meeting which will be held June 9 at the Milnor Activity Center.

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