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 2022 Annual Meeting candidates from the following two districts will be on the ballot:
District 3 comprised of Bridgewater, Madison and Superior townships in Williams County
District 7 comprised of Defiance, Delaware, Noble and Washington townships in Defiance County
All the member-owners in districts 3 and 7 will receive a letter inserted in their billing statement due on December 10th to alert them that the election process has begun.
The incumbents for both these districts are eligible to remain candidates and may 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 petitions for the 2022 election will be available beginning in mid-November 2021. The deadline to submit the completed petitions for the 2022 election will be announced at that time but is generally at the end of January.
If you have any questions regarding the election process, please contact our office.