OPALCO Board Zoom Meetings Open To Members
Beginning with the Jan. 21 regular meeting of the OPALCO Board of Directors, co-op members will be able to sit in on virtual board meetings using a Zoom connection.
A link for members to access the meetings will be published with board materials each Monday before a board meeting online at www.opalco.com. Go to the “Document Library,” then “Board Meetings & Materials.”
When OPALCO shifted to virtual meetings in March of 2020 due to COVID-19, staff hosted a Facebook Live session at the beginning of each meeting to continue the tradition of a member comment and question period.
OPALCO has upgraded its technical capacity to include co-op members for the entire regular meeting and will continue to invite member comments and questions during the first part of the meeting and again at the end of each meeting.
The agenda for Jan. 21 includes OPALCO’s long-range plan update, Washington’s Comprehensive Energy Transformation Act rules update and a presentation from PNGC on regional power priorities. Members are encouraged to send their questions and comments ahead of the meeting date to email@example.com.
The 2021 board election nominations deadline is Jan. 27, while nominations by petition due Feb. 19. Nominations are open for two board positions in District 2 (Orcas, Armitage, Big Double, Blakely, Fawn, Little Double and Obstruction islands) and one position (3B) in District 3 (Lopez, Decatur, Center and Charles islands). All three incumbents have applied to run in this election. Get nomination and election information and apply online at www.opalco.com/resource-library/#rlfelectionsandgovernanceelections.