LPEA members interested in running for a seat on the La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors now have access to the 2021 Board Director Candidate Packets at: lpea.coop/board-director-candidate-information.
Prospective candidates must return all completed materials by 1 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2021 for consideration. Materials may be mailed to LPEA’s Durango office, or dropped off at the drive through lanes of LPEA’s office in Durango or Pagosa Springs.
To be eligible to run for the LPEA Board of Directors, candidates must:
be a member of LPEA for at least one year immediately prior to becoming a director;
be a bona fide resident of the district you plan to represent for at least 120 days prior to becoming a director and;
not be employed by, or have a spouse or child employed by, LPEA in any position.
Directors are elected for three-year terms. Incumbent directors up for re-election are Kirsten Skeehan (District 1 – Archuleta County), Kohler McInnis (District 2 – South and West La Plata County), Britt Bassett (District 3 – City of Durango), and Tim Wheeler (District 4 – North and East La Plata County).
Eligible candidates will be added to the official ballot, which will be mailed to LPEA members in mid-May. Given the unpredictable impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the date for the business portion of the 2021 LPEA Annual Meeting will be set later in 2021. In the meantime, election results will be announced during a partial, virtual Annual Meeting on June 17, 2021.