Delta Montrose Electric Association’s Annual Meeting of Members Turn Out and Election Results
JUNE 15, 2018 – As we do each summer, DMEA celebrated with our members at the Annual Meeting last month. It was an evening full of family fun, entertainment, education, and full bellies – Jimmer’s Back Country BBQ served up quite the meal!
It was also a night for DMEA to celebrate the future; the next generation of our company and our industry. We showcased new technologies in energy efficiency, transportation, and, of course, broadband. Plus, we had an important conversation about how they way we generate and deliver electricity has changed thanks to more robust and affordable renewable resources and the changing needs of our members.
The meeting also marked the close of DMEA’s Board of Director Elections. Three seats were up for election this year; Districts One, Two, and Five. The District Two and Five candidates ran unopposed and were deemed elected at the meeting. Kyle Martinez maintained his seat as the District Two representative and we welcomed Chris Hauck as our District Five representative. Chris takes the place of Marshall Collins who moved off the board this year as he met his term limit obligation. Please join me in thanking Marshall for his 12 years of dedicated service.
Two candidates ran for the District One seat, incumbent Bill Patterson and challenger Ed Ulibarri. Bill retained his seat securing 3,003 (71.3%) votes. Ed secured 1206 (28.7%) votes. Please join me as I welcome both new and experienced board members. This three-year commitment is no small task and I thank all candidates for being willing to serve.
And, thanks to our members who turned out to celebrate another milestone year with us. We have just 11 months to go until next year’s bash!
DMEA is a rural electric distribution cooperative, located in Montrose, Colorado. DMEA was originally founded in 1938, as Delta-Montrose Rural Power Lines Association. A board of directors from nine districts covering three counties governs the cooperative. DMEA serves approximately 32,000 residential, commercial and industrial meters, on over 3,000 miles of cooperative owned distribution line.