2022 TRUSTEE ELECTIONS
Members of Firelands Electric Cooperative will elect trustees to represent board districts 4, 5, and 8 this year. Elections will be conducted by mail and online ballot. Co-op voting will open on Sunday, May 1, and will close Sunday, June 12, at 11:59 p.m. A map of the board districts is available at www.firelandsec.com/board-trustees.
Members will receive candidate biographies and a paper ballot in the mail around the end of April. Candidate information is also available by clicking the links located in the table below.
CAST YOUR VOTE
Beginning Sunday, May 1, Firelands Electric members can vote by paper ballot or online via the secure link below. Members can also opt to vote by going directly to the election portal at http://firelandsec.coopballot.com. In order to vote, members will need their account number, which is found on their printed or emailed monthly billing statement.
|CANDIDATE BIOS||CANDIDATE BIO VIDEOS||
CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO VOTE
Winners of the election will be announced at Firelands Electric Cooperative’s Member Appreciation Day event on Saturday, June 18. Results will also be posted on the co-op’s website and published in Ohio Cooperative Living magazine.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF A FIRELANDS ELECTRIC TRUSTEE?
The Firelands Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees meets monthly to review the financial and operational data of your electric cooperative. Board members hear and discuss reports from the cooperative’s general manager and department supervisors, as well as provide guidance for management decisions.
The duties of a Firelands Electric trustee include:
- Attend all regular meetings on the 4th Tuesday of each month, the cooperative’s annual meeting in June, as well as other state, regional, and national meetings and training sessions.
- Determine the cooperative’s rate schedules and fees.
- Approve major work plans for ongoing maintenance and improvement of the cooperative’s distribution system.
- Approve contracts for financing, services, and power supply.
- Monitor the financial condition of the cooperative and make decisions on budgets and capital credits.
Representing your fellow members as a Firelands Electric trustee is an important job. Trustees must be dedicated and committed to the cooperative and its principles. They must strive to do what is best for the cooperative and all of its members, which may conflict with the desires of individual members or special-interest groups. Additional information is available at the links below or by calling our office at 1-800-533-8658.
The documents provided below can be accessed and printed by using Adobe Acrobat Reader (link is external).