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The Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative Board of Directors have appointed the following members to the director nominating committee for Baker and Union counties:

Positions 7 and 8 — Union County

Seats are currently held by incumbents Greg Howard and David Baum

Donna Beverage 541-786-1492
Mary West 541-910-4546
Russell Lester 541-910-0906

Position 9 — Baker County

Seat is currently held by incumbent Charlene Chase

Diana Brown 541-523-3679
DeeDee Clarke 541-524-1999
Fred Warner, Jr. 541-524-2040

The nominating committee handles interviewing and recommendations of qualified candidates for the 2019 OTEC Board of Directors elections. If you are a member of the cooperative and are interested in running for the OTEC Board of Directors, please contact one of the committee members in your county.

The committee has requested any members interested in stepping forward for consideration, please contact them on or before January 29, 2019.

The nominating committee must submit its nominations to the board secretary no later than February 1, 2019.

Any member wanting to petition for placement on the 2019 Board of Directors election ballot should contact Lea Gettle (541-524-2831) for the petition and conflict of interest forms.

Nominations by petition must be filed no later than March 5, 2019, must be signed by the candidate and include at least 50 OTEC members’ signatures who are qualified to vote. In addition, there must be a request that the candidate’s name be placed on the ballot.

A copy of the bylaws describing the terms of office, application and qualifications needed to serve on the nine-member board, along with a conflict of interest policy are available online at

Each director’s terms of office is for three years. The election will be completed at the annual meeting scheduled for May 4, 2019, in John Day at the Grant County Fairgrounds. All OTEC members and their families are encouraged to attend.