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Filing period open for electric co-op board of trustees election

Washington Electric Cooperative member-consumers interested in becoming more involved with how the co-op operates are encouraged to run for a position on the board of trustees.

The cooperative is owned by its member-consumers, who elect trustees to set financial goals and other policies for the organization. Trustees are elected to three-year terms.

The deadline to file is Jan. 31, 2020, and candidate applications are available at Weci.org or by contacting the office. There are three open seats in the 2020 election, which will take place by mail in the spring. Results will be announced at the co-op’s annual meeting on May 14.

Candidate applications are reviewed by a nominating committee which verifies eligibility. To be eligible to run for trustee, candidates must meet the following conditions:

¯ Must be a bona fide permanent resident in the area served by the cooperative.

¯ Must not be in any way employed by or financially in control of an enterprise in direct business competition with the cooperative or that supplies goods or performs services for the cooperative.

¯ Must not have been 60 days in arrears on any payment or obligation to the cooperative in the past three years.

¯ Must be at least 18 years of age and not have had a felony conviction of record upon a criminal background check.

¯ Must not have filed for bankruptcy in the past 10 years.

¯ Must be fluent in speaking and writing the English language.

¯ Not be a close relative of a current employee or trustee.

Please visit our website or contact our office at 740-373-2141 for applications or questions.

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