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OTEC ballots mailed for upcoming Annual Membership meeting in John Day

Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative announces that ballots for its proposed bylaw revisions and Board of Directors elections were mailed on Friday, April 3rd.  There are three positions on the OTEC Board up for election, as well as, 15 proposed changes to OTEC’s governing bylaws.

Board of Director candidates on the ballot this year include:

·        Incumbent Austin Bingaman for Union County position #4.

·        Incumbent Aletha Bonebrake and candidate Wayne Overton for Baker County position #5.

·        Incumbent Gary Miller for Grant County position #6.

All candidates are running to serve a 3-year term. The election results will be announced during OTEC’s Annual Membership meeting set for Saturday, May 2nd at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day.

Included with the ballots are a voter’s guide, biographies of each of the candidates, and a 10-page summary of the proposed bylaw revisions. Complete details of the proposed bylaw changes are available on OTEC’s website ( Voting members will be able to cast their ballots by mail or deliver them in person at the annual meeting. Members who elect to vote by mail can also enter a contest to win a flat screen TV.

Registration for the 2015 Annual Membership meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 2nd followed by a business meeting at 11 a.m. A complimentary lunch catered by the Snaffle Bit will be served at 12:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Frank Carlson and door prize drawings will be held throughout the annual meeting. 

OUR MISSION: Utilize the cooperative way of business to provide reliable electric service in a manner that will enhance the economy and the quality of life of OTEC Members; to achieve an atmosphere that encourages and supports employees in the pursuit of Member satisfaction.

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