The North Western Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees is a group of seven member-owners who are elected by their fellow member-owners to serve three-year terms. Their duty is setting policies and making decisions for the continuation of the cooperative and as an elected representative that are accountable to the membership.
At the annual meeting held in March or April (with preference given to April), the member-owners are invited to vote for candidates from two or sometimes three districts. At the 2021 Annual Meeting candidates from the following two districts will be on the ballot:
District 1 comprised of Florence, Northwest and St. Joseph townships in Williams County
District 2 comprised of Hicksville and Milford townships in Defiance County and Carryall Township in Paulding County
All the member-owners in districts 1 and 2 should have received a letter inserted in their billing statement due on December 10th to alert them that the election process has begun. A copy of that letter is available below:
The incumbents for both these districts are eligible to remain candidates and have requested to be placed on the ballot.
The process for those member-owners who are not currently serving on the Board to become a candidate for the North Western Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees is described in ARTICLE IV, Section 4 of the North Western Electric Cooperative Code of Regulations. It requires an official petition to be submitted to NWEC. The deadline to submit the petitions for the 2021 election has passed. All eligible candidates will be announced soon.
If you have any questions regarding the election process, please contact our office.