2020 LPEA Annual Meeting
Please note that the Annual Meeting may need to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check this page for the latest updates.
Date: Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Registration ─ 9 AM │ Business Meeting ─ 10:30 AM
2020 Annual Meeting Location:
Pagosa Springs High School │ 800 8th Street │ Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147
LPEA's Annual Report to the membership is included in the April 2020 Colorado Country Life. Additional copies will be available at the Annual Meeting.
And if you attend the Annual Meeting...
Members attending the Annual Meeting will receive a $5 electric bill credit.
Reports from LPEA Chief Executive Officer Jessica Matlock, Board President Bob Lynch, and LPEA attorney Shay Denning
Updates from Colorado Rural Electric Association (CREA) representative Jack Turner and Tri-State representative Kirsten Skeehan
Q&A from the membership
Election of Directors
District 1 (Archuleta County):
Bob Lynch, current LPEA Board President, is running unopposed. Pending formal approval by the LPEA board, Lynch will be reappointed.
District 2 (south and west La Plata County):
Two new candidates, Doug Fults and John Lee Jr., are vying to fill the seat vacated by retiring director Davin Montoya.
District 3 (City of Durango):
Incumbent Rachel Landis is being challenged by new candidate Dave Nulton.
District 4 (north and east La Plata County):
Incumbent Guinn Unger is being challenged by new candidate Sue McWilliams.
More details on the candidates and how to submit ballots will be distributed in the ballot packet to be mailed to all members in mid-April. Please note that as the race in District 1 is uncontested, ballots and candidate packets will not be mailed to members to save costs. To be counted, ballots must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Friday May 15th 2020. You can submit your ballot in multiple ways:
- Mail in using the envelope provided with your ballot
- Drop off at:
- LPEA Office Durango, 45 Stewart Street, 8 AM – 5PM
- LPEA Office Pagosa Springs, 603 S. 8th Street, 8 AM – 5PM
- La Plata County Clerk & Recorder, 98 Everett Street, Ste E, Durango, 24-hour drop box
- County Administration Building, 1101 E 2nd Ave, Durango, 24-hour drop box
- Bayfield Town Hall, 1199 Bayfield Parkway, Bayfield, 24-hour drop box
- Farmer’s Fresh Market, 535 Goddard Ave, Ignacio, 24-hour drop box
- Fort Lewis Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Rd., Durango, 24-hour drop box
Election results will be confirmed at LPEA’s Annual Meeting, currently scheduled to take place on May 16, 2020 at Pagosa Springs High School. Given the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the meeting may need to be postponed. In this instance, the current Board of Directors will continue to serve until the Annual Meeting can be held to officially elect the new directors.
LPEA Annual Meeting Minutes (PDF files) & Videos