Six Candidates Contend for Three Seats on VEC Board

Johnson, VT- Six candidates are vying for three seats up for election this year on the board of directors of Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC).

Three districts – District 1, 6 and West Zone – each have one seat up for election. The districts, and the candidates running in each are:

District 1 (Averill, Avery's Gore, Barton, Bloomfield, Brighton, Brownington, Brunswick, Canaan, Charleston, Ferdinand, Guildhall, Holland, Lemington, Lewis, Lyndon, Maidstone, Morgan, Newark, Norton, Sheffield, Sutton, Warner’s Grant, Warren Gore, Westmore, and Wheelock.)

  • Bill Gilbert, Lemington
  • Don Worth, Island Pond

District 6 (Berkshire, Enosburg, Franklin, Georgia, Highgate, Montgomery, Richford, Sheldon, St. Albans Town, and Swanton)

  • Paul Lambert, Georgia

West Zone (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, St. George, Swanton, Underhill, Waterville, Westford, and Williston.)

  • Jody Dunklee, Fairfax
  • Vinnie Jiwatram, Fairfax
  • Ricky Wood, Fairfax

VEC members will be able to vote for candidates online or by mail beginning April 18 through May 11. The winners of the election will be announced at VEC’s Annual Meeting, which will be held on May 13 at Jay Peak Resort.

VEC members attending Annual Meeting are invited to a free breakfast starting at 8 a.m. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m and runs until about 12 p.m. Learn from VEC experts how the co-op manages vegetation to increase reliability, our approach to cybersecurity, and how we help members who want to transition off of using fossil fuels. There will be an opportunity for Q&A and a drawing for prizes.