VEC Seeking Candidates for Board of Directors

VEC Seeking Candidates for Board of Directors

Johnson, Vt – Vermont Electric Co-op is seeking petitions from eligible candidates for three board of directors’ seats that are up for election in May.

“Serving on the board is a great opportunity to serve your community by engaging on some of the most important issues of our time: climate change, energy affordability and electric reliability,” said Rebecca Towne, VEC’s chief executive officer. “Our board members have a range of perspectives and backgrounds, and that serves our members well,” she said. “If you have ever considered running, why not consider it this year?”

In order to run for the board, a candidate must be a VEC member and may not be employed by the cooperative. Candidates must have a principal residence within VEC service territory and in the district they are running to represent. Directors are elected to serve four-year terms. The board generally meets in the afternoon on the last Tuesday of each month, either at VEC's main office in Johnson or virtually via teleconference.

Directors receive a stipend and mileage reimbursement for attending meetings and have training opportunities to learn more about energy issues and the cooperative model.

Below is a list of the seats that are open in 2022 and the towns they represent:

District 3: Albany, Craftsbury, Glover, Greensboro, Irasburg, Jay, Lowell, Newport Town, Troy, Westfield

District 4: Bakersfield, Belvidere, Cambridge, Eden, Fairfax, Fairfield, Fletcher, Hyde Park, Johnson, Morristown, Stowe, Waterville

District 5: Bolton, Essex, Hinesburg, Huntington, Jericho, Milton, Richmond, Shelburne, Starksboro, St. George, Underhill, Westford, Williston

To learn more or request application materials, please call Laura Kinney at 802- 730- 1172 or email her at [email protected].