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Annual Meeting

San Isabel Electric’s 2022 Annual Membership Meeting was held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at John Mall High School in Walsenburg, CO. A recording of the annual meeting can be found at siea.com/annualmeeting.

2022 Board of Director Elections

Doris Morgan petitioned to represent Pueblo West Proper for a three-year term, Dennis A. Maroney was nominated to represent Rye, Colorado City and vicinity for a three-year  term, and Don Tokar was nominated to represent Aguilar, Trinidad West and vicinity for a two-year term. All three candidates ran unopposed for the Board of Directors, so a vote from the membership was not held.

Click on the button below to learn more about San Isabel Electric’s Board of Directors, read their biographies, view a district map, and learn how to contact them.

Dennis Maroney

Rye, Colorado City and vicinity

Don Tokar

Aguilar, Trinidad West and vicinity

Doris Morgan

Pueblo West Proper

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.

Director Nominations

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

Selection during the Nominating Committee Meeting
The Nominating Committee meeting is typically held in June at San Isabel Electric’s headquarters 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 must be completed online through DirectNominations. For nomination by petition a candidate must:

  • Complete the petition packet in its entirety.
  • Complete the candidate information form, required attachments, and the petition form.
  • The petition packet must be submitted by the candidate.
  • Petition packets must be submitted online through the DirectNominations platform.
  • Petition Packet deadline is typically in mid-July. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Candidates are encouraged to submit complete petition packets prior to this deadline.
  • 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 San Isabel Electric’s website. 
  • 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.

 

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