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2020 Director Elections Coming Up

7/29/2020

Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative (FLEC) will hold elections and district meetings in September to elect board representatives for its members in District 4 and District 9. The District 4 election/meeting will be held at the Greenback Community Center Pavilion on Tuesday, September 1. The District 9 election/meeting will be held at Kefauver Park Pavilion on Thursday, September 3. Voting will begin at 5 p.m. each night and will continue for one hour after the start of the business meeting at 7 p.m., unless candidates agree otherwise. Refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be given away following the business meeting. You do not have to be present to win, so early voters will be eligible for the door prizes as well. Members able to participate should receive notice by mail during the last part of July. As a result of bylaw changes passed in October 2018, early voting will also be held at FLEC’s office in Vonore during the ten business days preceding the election dates. Early voting dates and hours will be listed on the postcard notifications. We strongly encourage our members to vote early due to social distancing guidelines and safety concerns. Please note: Masks must be worn during early voting.

Until the close of business on July 1, 2020, FLEC accepted applications from individual members wishing to be considered for the position of Director/Trustee of the Cooperative’s Board; three of the eight district seats were open this year. After reviewing the applications for Director/Trustee, the Credentials Committees decided the applications of Shirley Hall and Ben Ward were approved for consideration for the position of Director/Trustee of District 4. Also, another Credentials Committee reviewed applications for the position of Director/Trustee of District 9. Jon Grubb, Shan Harris, and Denny Stephens had submitted applications and were approved for consideration. Only the incumbent director’s, Mike Wiggins’, application for District 6 was submitted. In 2016, FLEC’s membership passed a change to the bylaws that the Cooperative not hold district meetings when only the incumbent directors apply by the prescribed deadline. Therefore, the Cooperative will not hold a district meeting or election in District 6 this year. Mike Wiggins, FLEC’s Director/Trustee for District 6 and current Board Vice-President, was approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees last month to serve another three-year term.

 

Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative (FLEC) strives to promote a democratically governed membership. Since 1940, FLEC has been focused on providing safe, reliable electricity at the most reasonable cost to its members in portions of Blount, Loudon, and Monroe Counties. For more information about FLEC, please contact us by calling 1-877-353-2674 or view information at www.flec.org. FLEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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