Board Nominations Open

April 5, 2021

The nomination period for DMEA’s 2021 Board of Directors Elections opened earlier this month. Each year, DMEA members are responsible for electing three representatives to serve on the co-op’s board of directors. This year, the District 1, District 2, and District 5 board seats are up for election. Eligible members who live in these districts may run for the DMEA Board of Directors. Currently, the following members hold these seats:

  • District 1: Bill Patterson
  • District 2: Kyle Martinez
  • District 5: Chris Hauck

Members interested in running for an open board seat should visit to begin their nomination process. Eligible candidates must be members of DMEA and a resident in the district in which they are seeking election. Additional requirements are available at in DMEA’s Bylaws, specifically Article 4 - Directors. Members can confirm in which district they live by calling 877-687-3632. The self-nomination period will close Monday, May 3, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

Key Dates:

  • Friday, April 2, 2021: Self-nomination packets become available online at
  • Monday, May 3, 2021: Deadline to return and/or complete all steps of the self-nomination process.
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021: Ballots, along with the candidate backgrounds, will be mailed to DMEA members.
  • Thursday, June 17, 2021: The DMEA Annual Meeting will once again be held virtually. Register in advance starting May 1, 2021, at The results of the 2021 election as well as DMEA's Powering Connection Business Grants will be announced during the meeting.