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OTEC’s 29th Annual Membership Meeting to be celebrated in La Grande

BAKER CITY, Ore. (OTEC) Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative announces that ballots for its Board of Directors elections were mailed on Friday, March 31, 2017.  Three positions on the OTEC Board are up for election at the 29th Annual Membership Meeting set to take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Candidates on the ballot this year are:

  • Union County candidate for position #1 is incumbent George Galloway
  • Baker County candidates running for positon #2 are Aletha Bonebrake and James Grove
  • Harney County candidate for position #3 is incumbent Robert Cargill

All candidates are running to serve a 3-year term. OTEC’s Annual Membership Meeting will be celebrated in La Grande at the Blue Mountain Conference Center (404 12th Street, La Grande, OR). The election results will be announced during that time.

OTEC voting members will be able to cast their ballots by mail or may hand deliver their ballot to the Annual Membership Meeting. To vote by mail, the signed and sealed ballots must be received by Friday, April 28th or delivered in-person to the Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 29th in order to be counted.

Included with the ballot is a voter’s guide and biographies of each of the candidates. Members voting by mail may also enter a contest to win a $500 energy credit to be awarded at the Annual Membership Meeting (members need not be present to win).

Registration for the 2017 Annual Membership Meeting begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 29th followed by a business meeting at 11 a.m. A catered lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. a nd live entertainment will be provided by Frank Carlson. There will be raffles and prize drawings throughout the event and all members are invited to attend.

To register to vote in OTEC elections or to find out if you are an OTEC registered voter, contact your local OTEC office. For more information about the candidates please see the 2017 Candidate Voter Guide attached below.