Annual Meeting & 2021 Election

Because of COVID-19, we will not be holding an in-person Annual Meeting.  Instead, please join us on your computer or mobile device: (Passcode: 415688)

Or call toll free:  877-853-5247 or 888-788-0099 (Webinar ID: 898 5412 6362, Passcode: 415688)

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Because VEC is a cooperative, members elect local representatives to serve on VEC’s twelve-member board. These directors participate in setting policies and making decisions and are expected to represent the interests of the VEC membership.

The following seats are up for election: District 2, East Zone At-Large, and West Zone At-Large. Below is the slate of director candidates. Director candidate photos and statements are provided on a separate sheet for each open seat. One seat is available per district.

The election opens at noon on April 13 and closes at noon on May 5. Materials were mailed to members on April 13 and should arrive within a week. Members who need help voting can email or call 1-800-832-2667.

Members can vote through SmartHub on their computer or mobile device (you will need to have the latest version of the app), on the election website, or by returning the paper ballot in the envelope provided. Members who do not already have a SmartHub account can create one and vote there.

**Members who vote in the 2021 Election will be entered into a raffle to win a variety of prizes!**

2021 Director Candidates

District 2

Hazen Converse – Derby

Penny Thomas – Newport

John O. Ward Jr. – Newport

District 2 towns: Coventry, Derby, Newport City

Click here to read the candidate statements.

East Zone At-Large

David Atkinson – Maidstone

Tom Bailey – Derby

Kristen Fountain – Albany

William Gilbert – Lemington

East Zone Towns: Albany, Averill, Averys Gore, Barton, Bloomfield, Brighton, Brownington, Brunswick, Canaan, Charleston, Conventry, Craftsbury, Derby, Ferdinand, Glover, Greensboro, Guildhall, Holland, Irasburg, Jay, Lemington, Lewis, Lowell, Lyndon, Maidstone, Morgan, Newark, Newport City, Newport Town, Norton, Sheffield, Sutton, Troy, Warners Grant, Warren Gore, Westfield, Westmore, Wheelock

Click here to read the candidate statements.

West Zone At-Large

John DeWitt – Essex

Bonnie Pratt – Cambridge

Peter Southwick – Grand Isle

Rich Westman – Cambridge

West Zone towns: Alburgh, Bakersfield, Belvidere, Berkshire, Bolton, Cambridge, Eden, Enosburg, Essex, Fairfax, Fairfield, Fletcher, Franklin, Georgia, Grand Isle, Highgate, Hinesburg, Huntington, Hyde Park, Isle LaMotte, Jericho, Johnson, Milton, Montgomery, Morristown, North Hero, Richford, Richmond, Sheldon, Shelburne, South Hero, Starksboro, Stowe, St. Albans Town, St. George, Swanton, Underhill, Waterville, Westford, Williston

Click here to read the candidate statements.

VEC's 2020 Annual Meeting was held remotely on Tuesday, May 26 at 12 p.m.

Please link here to review the Chief Executive Officer presentation and  link here for the Treasurer's report.

See a video recording of the meeting below:

2020 Annual Meeting Unapproved Minutes

2019 Annual Meeting Approved Minutes