Please check back in 2023 for details on the 2023 Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election Process
The Annual Meeting of the Members of Yampa Valley Electric Association is held annually for the purpose of electing directors, passing upon reports covering the previous fiscal year, and transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. Date, time, and location for the 2023 is TBD and will be updated early in 2023.
Yampa Valley Electric Association Inc. is a member-owned rural electric cooperative. The Association Bylaws state, “The Annual Meeting of the members shall be held annually, at such time and place designated from time to time by the Board of Directors for the purpose of electing Directors, passing upon reports covering the previous fiscal year and transaction such other business as may come before the meeting.”
You have a voice in the way your electric cooperative is run by voting for the individuals who serve on YVEA’s Board of Directors. It’s YVEA’s Board who determine our Association’s policies and direction. The Board consists of nine members, and each member serves a three-year term. Election of the director district is handled by mail ballot together with voting in person by those attending the Annual Meeting.
The area served by the Association is divided into nine districts. No member shall be eligible to become or remain a director who is not a bon-a-fide resident in the director district for which they are elected or appointed. Legal descriptions of each district can be found in Article XVI, Director Districts, in the Bylaws of the Association, or at www.yvea.com.
A nomination for director may be made only by written petition signed by at least fifteen members of the Association. The nominating petition and director qualification affidavit may be found at www.yvea.com or picked up at the YVEA offices in Steamboat Springs or Craig. This year's nomination packet for 2022 has been posted and can be found in the link above.
YVEA Board of Director Candidates – Prohibition Against Endorsement and Opposition
Yampa Valley Electric Association, Inc. (YVEA) has received information regarding the unauthorized use of the YVEA logo as part of a campaign communication sent to the membership. No candidate has been authorized to represent or imply in any campaign communication that a candidate is endorsed or opposed by the Cooperative. The unauthorized use of the YVEA logo by a candidate should not be seen as YVEA’s endorsement of or opposition to any candidate. YVEA has not and will not send any communication to the membership endorsing or opposing any individual candidate running for the Board of Directors. YVEA does not financially support any candidate or campaign, the costs associated with a campaign resides solely on the candidate that is running for election.