Homer Electric Association is now accepting nominations from members interested in running for a seat on the cooperative’s Board of Directors.
HEA’s Joe Gallagher told us that the board is made up of nine directors, three from each of the three districts that make up the service area.
This year, the District 1 (Kenai-Nikiski-parts of Soldotna) seat held by Kenai resident Bill Warren will be on the ballot. In District 2 (Soldotna-Sterling-Kasilof area) the seat currently held by Sterling resident Debbie Debnam will be up for election. Director Debnam has served three consecutive terms and is not eligible for re-election due to term limits. In District 3 (Kasilof-Homer-Seldovia area), HEA members will vote for the seat currently held by Bill Fry of Homer.
Gallagher said that HEA members who are interested in being on the ballot must fill out a Candidacy Packet that requires the candidate to gather at least 15 signatures from current HEA members that live in the district where the candidate resides.
The Candidacy Packet is available at HEA offices in Kenai and Homer and online by clicking here.
The deadline to submit the Candidacy Packet is 5 PM on March 1, 2013. Completed packets can be dropped off at either the Kenai or Homer HEA office.
Ballots will be mailed out to HEA members on April 1, 2013, and the results will be tabulated and announced at the Annual Meeting on May 1, 2013, at the Kenai Central High School.