Annual Meeting

The 2021 San Isabel Electric Association, Inc., Annual Membership Meeting was held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 as a virtual meeting.  A recording of the annual meeting can be found at siea.com/annualmeeting2021.

Director Qualifications

In accordance with Association Bylaws, Article III, Section 3:

  • To be eligible to become or remain a Director, a person must be an SIEA Member and receive electric service from SIEA at the member’s primary residence in the district they represent.  They must physically live and operate the member’s household in the legal residence for at least ten (10) months each year.
  • No member shall be eligible to become a member of the Board of Directors of the Association who is in any way employed by, or financially interested in, a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy, or any other entity where there would be a conflict of interest.
  • No member shall be eligible to become a member of the Board of Directors of the Association who has been an employee of the Association during the three (3) years immediately before becoming a Director.

Director Information

The following are items that are expected of Board Directors in order to gain background information and knowledge needed to make informed decisions on complex matters coming before a rural electric cooperative Board of Directors. Click here for Board Policies.

  • Attendance at 12 regularly scheduled monthly Board Meetings (Board Policy 1‑2)
  • Attendance at 2-4 additional Board and/or Committee Meetings per year (Board Policy 1-2 and Board Policy 1-4)
  • Attendance at national, regional, state or other meetings, conferences, and/or training seminars for 2-10 days per year (Board Policy 1-6)
  • Become an NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director by attending 10-12 days of training per year (Board Policy 1-6)
  • Spend considerable time studying and analyzing data and other information presented to the Board (Board Policy 1-3)
  • Disclosure of any existing or potential conflict of interest with any other Board membership, position, investment, or business (Board Policy 1-8)
  • Become proficient in the use and operation of electronic devices as the Board conducts business in a paperless and efficient environment

Directors receive per diem and a mileage reimbursement for meetings attended in accordance with Board Policy 2-2 and the current IRS allowances.

2021 Board of Director Elections

District 3 Gardner, Trinidad East, & Vicinity

District 5 Town of Walsenburg & Vicinity

District 7 Aguilar, Trinidad West, & Vicinity

Notice of Nominations for Board of Directors

Notice of Nominations for the Board of Directors is as follows:

District 3 Gardner, Trinidad East, & Vicinity:  Edward “Ray” Garcia
District 5
Town of Walsenburg & Vicinity:  Jacque Sikes
District 7 Aguilar, Trinidad West, & Vicinity:  Joseph Costa

2021 Board of Director Election Results

San Isabel Electric’s 2021 Board of Directors election is uncontested. As a result, the cooperative will not be mailing director election ballots. The incumbent directors will serve another three-year term.

District 3 Gardner, Trinidad East, & Vicinity
Edward “Ray” Garcia, uncontested

District 5 Town of Walsenburg & Vicinity
Jacque Sikes, uncontested

District 7 Aguilar, Trinidad West, & Vicinity
Joseph Costa, uncontested

Director Nominations

A candidate can run for a Director position on the San Isabel Electric Board in two ways.

Selection during the Nominating Committee Meeting

The Nominating Committee Meeting will be held on July 1, 2021, at SIEA Headquarters Office in Pueblo West.

Nomination by Petition

Any fifteen (15) or more members may make other nominations in writing by signing their name to the petition.  Petitions need to be completed online through DirectNominations no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2021.
For nomination by petition, a candidate must:
Complete the Petition Packet in its entirety on DirectNominations.
DirectNominations will open on June 1, 2021.
The Petition Packet must be submitted by the candidate.

Petition Packets must be submitted online through the DirectNominations platform.

Petition Packet deadline is August 4, 2021 at 5 p.m.  NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Candidates are encouraged to submit complete Petition Packets prior to this deadline.

Important Information

  • All candidates who meet Director Qualifications and have submitted a complete Petition Packet by the deadline will be listed on the printed ballot.  The submitted photo and biography will be included in the mailed Ballot Package.  This information will also be listed on the SIEA website.
  • Mail-in ballots will be sent and voting will open August 20, 2021.
  • Voting by mail-in ballots will close September 16, 2021.
  • On-site ballot drop-off and ballots will occur at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 18, 2021.
  • Candidates may prepare a brief speech to be given at the Annual Meeting.  The speech may not exceed five (5) minutes maximum, per Board Policy 1-9.