Vermont Electric Cooperative Seeking Candidates for Board of Directors

Vermont Electric Cooperative Seeking Candidates for Board of Directors

Johnson, VT - Are you interested in making a direct contribution to an affordable and clean energy future?

Vermont Electric Co-op is accepting petitions from eligible candidates for four board of directors’ seats that are up for election in May.

“VEC board members have a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds, care deeply about the community, and enjoy learning about and influencing energy issues,” said Rebecca Towne, VEC’s chief executive officer. “If this describes you – and you have a passion for safe, reliable and affordable electricity, then consider running for the VEC board 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 or zone 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 utility model. 

Below is a list of the seats that are open in 2024 and the towns they represent:

District 2: Coventry, Derby, Newport City

District 7: Alburgh, Grand Isle, Isle LaMotte, North Hero, South Hero

East Zone At-large: Albany, Averill, Avery’s Gore, Barton, Bloomfield, Brighton, Brownington, Brunswick, Canaan, Charleston, Coventry, Craftsbury, Derby, Ferdinand, Glover, Greensboro, Guildhall, Holland, Irasburg, Jay, Lemington, Lewis, Lowell, Lyndon, Maidstone, Morgan, Newark, Newport City, Newport Town, Norton, Sheffield, Sutton, Troy, Warner’s Grant, Warren Gore, Westfield, Westmore, Wheelock

West Zone At-large: Alburgh, Bakersfield, Belvidere, Berkshire, Bolton, Cambridge, Eden, Enosburg, Essex, Fairfax, Fairfield, Fletcher, Franklin, Georgia, Grand Isle, Highgate, Hinesburg, Huntington, HydePark, 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.

VEC welcomes a diversity of ideas and experience. To learn more or request application materials visit or email [email protected] or call 800-832-2667.