IREA will hold an election for three (3) seats on the Board of Directors in 2021. The seats for districts 3, 5 and 7 will be voted on by IREA customers within those districts next year.
Ballots will be mailed March 25 to customers in any district in which there is a contested election. Completed ballots must be received no later than 5 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2021. Eligible voters can also vote in-person at the IREA Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021, at IREAâ€™s headquarters at 5496 N. U.S. Highway 85, Sedalia. Voting by proxy is not permitted.
A member interested in becoming a candidate for a Board of Directors seat must submit a written nomination petition, signed by at least fifteen (15) members of the association, between Jan. 25 and March 10, 2021. The petition must designate the name of the nominee, district and term for which he or she is nominated. To be eligible, a nominee must:
â€˘ Be 18 years of age or older;
â€˘ Be a member of the Association;
â€˘ Purchase electric energy within the director district he or she is running; and
â€˘ Not be an employee of the Association.
IREA is a nonprofit cooperative owned by its customer/members and organized as a corporation under Colorado law. The associationâ€™s service territory is divided into seven geographic districts based on population. Members within each district elect a fellow member to serve on the associationâ€™s Board of Directors and represent their interests regarding IREA business and policies. Directors serve four-year terms. Elections for Districts 1, 2, 4 and 6 were held in 2019 and will be held again in 2023.
More information about IREAâ€™s Board of Directors and board elections can be found at our Board of Directors page.