Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) is seeking candidates for three soon-to-be-open seats on the board of directors. VEC’s 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 towards 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 VEC service territory and in the district they are running to represent.
Application deadline is March 22. The voting will take place 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 of VEC’s districts. Below is a list of the seats that are open and the towns they represent:
Albany, Craftsbury, Glover, Greensboro, Irasburg, Jay, Lowell, Newport Town, Troy, Westfield
Bakersfield, Belvidere, Cambridge, Eden, Fairfax, Fairfield, Fletcher, Hyde Park, Johnson, Morristown, Stowe, Waterville
Bolton, Essex, Hinesburg, Huntington, Jericho, Milton, Richmond, Shelburne, Starksboro, St. George, Underhill, Westford, Williston
About Vermont Electric Cooperative
Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC), established in 1938, is a non-profit, member-owned electric distribution utility that provides safe, affordable, and reliable electric service to approximately 32,000 members in 75 communities in northern Vermont. Nationally recognized for innovative and advanced use of technology, VEC is the largest locally-owned electric distribution utility in Vermont. www.vermontelectric.coop
Source: VEC 2.9.2018