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Posted December 21, 2021 at 9:48 am by

OPALCO Board Nom­i­na­tions Open: Interested?

Vir­tu­al Open House for Can­di­dates Jan­u­ary 6th

OPALCO nom­i­na­tions for board can­di­dates are now open. You can help shape our ener­gy future! There are three posi­tions open: one posi­tion in Dis­trict 1 (San Juan, Brown, Hen­ry, Pearl and Spieden islands), one posi­tion in Dis­trict 3 (Lopez, Decatur, Cen­ter and Charles islands, and one posi­tion in Dis­trict 4 (Shaw, Bell, Canoe and Crane islands). Appli­ca­tions are due to the Elec­tions & Gov­er­nance Com­mit­tee (EGC) by Jan­u­ary 26th.

Mem­bers of the Co-op from all back­grounds and rep­re­sent­ing all iden­ti­ties are encour­aged to apply. The Co-op val­ues all kinds of expe­ri­ence and skill sets: you do not need to be an engi­neer or have pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence with util­i­ties. Our orga­ni­za­tion includes busi­ness man­age­ment, finance and account­ing, legal, insur­ance, ben­e­fits, edu­ca­tion and train­ing, mar­ket­ing, tech­nol­o­gy, pub­lic pol­i­cy, con­struc­tion, pro­cure­ment, engi­neer­ing, design, project man­age­ment, per­mit­ting and oper­a­tions. If you have exper­tise in any of these areas or oth­er per­ti­nent expe­ri­ence, you may be a good fit! 

Inter­est­ed but not sure? Come to our open house via Zoom on Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 6th. OPALCO staff and EGC mem­bers will be there to answer your questions.

Why run for an OPALCO Board Posi­tion? It’s an excit­ing moment in his­to­ry for our Co-op and the indus­try with decar­boniza­tion and renew­able ener­gy rapid­ly evolv­ing. Direc­tors set the poli­cies, bud­gets and rates for the Co-op. And, as an added ben­e­fit, OPALCO Direc­tors are paid a stipend for their time and board train­ing – and are eli­gi­ble for health insur­ance ben­e­fits. As a mem­ber-own­er, you can take an active role in guid­ing the com­pa­ny you own!

There are two ways to be nom­i­nat­ed for a board posi­tion: 1) by the mem­ber EGC Com­mit­tee or 2) by peti­tion. The EGC will review nom­i­na­tions received by Jan­u­ary 26th and rec­om­mend their slate of can­di­dates for the open posi­tions. Can­di­dates may also seek nom­i­na­tion to the Board by peti­tion. A mem­ber in good stand­ing col­lects no few­er than 20 sig­na­tures of bona fide OPALCO mem­bers who reside in their district.

The elec­tion will be open March 11 through April 27th.  All vot­ing is by absen­tee bal­lot, via mail or online; vot­ing mate­ri­als will be sent by mail this year to every OPALCO mem­ber in ear­ly March. Elec­tion results will be announced at the OPALCO Annu­al Meet­ing on April 30th.

You must be an OPALCO mem­ber and meet the eli­gi­bil­i­ty require­ments to run for the Board. Learn more and APPLY ONLINE at www.opalco.com/why-run.

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