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Petitions available for 2019 director nominations

Nomination petitions for the 2019 Jo-Carroll Energy Board of Directors are now available.

Your cooperative’s directors are members and consumers just like you who live in and are a part of the communities we serve. Running for the board of directors and voting in elections are benefits of being a co-op member.

Three director posts are up for election in 2019. They include representatives for Districts 1, 2 and 4. (View a map of the co-op's districts.) Any Jo-Carroll Energy member residing in a district that is up for election – including the incumbent – may petition for nomination in that district.

Members interested in seeking election to the board may download a petition or pick up a form at any of Jo-Carroll’s offices.

Petitions must be signed by at least 25 Jo-Carroll Energy members residing in the district for which the director is to be elected. Petitions must be filed at the cooperative’s Elizabeth headquarters no later than Friday, April 12.

In order to qualify to have their name placed on the ballot, all nominees must participate in an orientation process provided by the attorney for the cooperative, assuring that all nominees fully understand the expectations and responsibilities of directors. These include, but are not limited to: time demands, educational expectations and fiduciary duties.

All eligible candidates will be listed on the cooperative’s website and in Hi-Lines.

Complete details on director qualifications and the nomination procedure can be found in Jo-Carroll Energy’s bylaws.

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