2023 DMEA Board Candidates Announced

April 20, 2023

Elections conclude at Annual Meeting on June 15

April 20, 2023 — Five cooperative members will be on the upcoming ballot for DMEA’s 2023 Board of Directors Election. Three of the nine seats are up for election, and the candidates are as follows:

District 6
Damon Lockhart, incumbent
Mark G. Youngwirth

District 7
Enno Heuscher MD, incumbent running unopposed

North Region
Paul Sweitzer
Stacia Cannon, incumbent

DMEA members will have an opportunity to meet the candidates at the upcoming Candidate Forums:

Montrose County
Facilitated by The Forum, Montrose
Wednesday, May 10
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
CMU-Montrose, Cascade Hall (corner of S. 3rd & Cascade, Montrose) 

Delta County
Facilitated by the League of Women Voters
Wednesday, May 10
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. 
Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center
195 W. Main Street, Cedaredge

More information about DMEA’s board candidates is also available online at dmea.com/board-candidates.

Mail-in ballots will be sent to DMEA members in early May, and members can cast their vote by completing and returning their ballots by mail, voting in person at the Annual Meeting, or bringing their completed ballot to DMEA’s Montrose office and placing it in the secure ballot drop box located in the lobby.

DMEA’s elections will conclude at the co-op’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 15, 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Cedaredge High School. In addition to the elections, DMEA will also provide a recap of the co-op’s accomplishments over the past year and host a member question and answer session. The event opens at 4:30 p.m. with a free BBQ dinner from Dented Face Brewing, plus Sugar Mamas’ Pie for dessert. A short business meeting will take place from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Voting polls will close with the start of the business meeting.

The free family fun begins after the meeting, with live music, casino games, prizes, and kids’ activities. More information about DMEA’s election and Annual Meeting can be found online at dmea.com.