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CO-OPS VOTE! OPALCO Election opens March 22nd

OPALCO members are owners of the cooperative and each year elect community members to the board. Board members set rates, make policies and plan for our communities energy future. Members will be receiving their Voter’s Guide and Ballot either by email or via mail. ALL OPALCO members vote in every election regardless of your home district.

The following are running for OPALCO board positions this year:

  • District 2 (two positions open – vote for two): Rick Christmas, Joseph Cohen, Rick Fant and Jeffrey Struthers
  • District 3 (one position open – vote for one): Eric Beckman, Peter Garlock, Tom Osterman

OPALCO will be holding a candidate forum via Zoom so members can find out more about each candidate on March 17th at 5 pm. Find candidate bios, candidate positions on key issues affecting OPALCO members, and a recording of the candidate forum (after the March 17th event) at:  https://www.opalco.com/resource-library/#rlfelectionsandgovernanceelections2021. Register for the Candidate Forum at www.opalco.com.

Ballots are due online or by mail no later than 10:00 am PT on April 21st. Election results will be announced on Saturday, April 24th at OPALCO’s Annual Meeting via Zoom. This year’s Annual Meeting will have lots of great prizes including electric lawn tools, back-up batteries for outage prep and electric home items.

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