Your Vote. Your Voice. Your Cooperative

Your Vote. Your Voice. Your Cooperative

At South Plains Electric Cooperative, you are more than a customer, you’re a member. As a member, you have a voice in the leadership. Your vote in our annual board election is your voice in your Cooperative.

Like other electric co-ops, South Plains Electric is guided by a locally-elected board of directors that represents its members when making important decisions. Being a member of the board is an important and highly-respected position in the community, and directors devote considerable time to the cause of powering our communities and empowering co-op members to improve the quality of their lives.

A director’s decisions affect issues such as electric rates, utility easements and capital credits, as well as strategic, financial and work plans. The post requires savvy, selfless people who understand their community’s needs and work to represent the members’ best interests.

Our board is a democratically-elected body, with each director nominated by Cooperative members and voted in to position by all members who choose to participate in the Cooperative’s open election at the Annual Membership Meeting on August 17.

Nominating Committees
The board appointed nominating committee members at its March meeting for each of the four districts with expiring director terms. Each nominating committee will make nominations for its specific district. If you are interested in becoming a director, please contact the district committee members or Jamey Phillips at (806) 775-7854. Nominations can also be made by using the petition process.

Petition Process
A qualified member can be put on the ballot through the petition process. The qualified member must submit a petition containing the signatures of any 30 members holding active meters within the district for election. The qualified petition nominee’s name will be included on the ballot along with the committee nominee(s). Petition nominations must be submitted to any Cooperative office prior to the specific deadline date and time for receipt.

Voting Process
Nominating committee candidate(s) for District 3, along with any petition nominations submitted by the June 1, 5 p.m. deadline, will be on the ballot at the Annual Membership Meeting on August 17.

Nominating committee candidate(s) for District 5, along with any petition nominations submitted by the June 2, 5 p.m. deadline, will be on the ballot at the Annual Membership Meeting on August 17.

Nominating committee candidate(s) for District 7, along with any petition nominations submitted by the June 2, 5 p.m. deadline, will be on the ballot at the Annual Membership Meeting on August 17.

Nominating committee candidate(s) for District 12, along with any petition nominations submitted by the June 1, 5 p.m. deadline, will be on the ballot presented to the members at the Childress Membership Meeting on July 13. A vote will be taken to determine the district nominee to be placed on the ballot at the Annual Membership Meeting on August 17.

All elections shall be by secret ballot. All members attending the Annual Membership Meeting will cast their ballots, and the candidates receiving the most votes will be declared the winners.

 

Nominating Committee Meetings

District 3 Meeting

May 18 at 3 p.m.

Idalou Co-op Gin or via conference call

Petition Deadline is June 1

 

District 3 Nominating Committee

Keith Grayson, Idalou

Brent Hilbers, Idalou

Alan Hettler, Idalou

 

District 5 Meeting

May 19 at 9 a.m.

SPEC Admin Office or via conference call

Petition Deadline is June 2

 

District 5 Nominating Committee

Andy Turner, Ropesville

Dan Taylor, Ropesville

Leonard Keeton, Wolfforth

Rodney Terry, Wolfforth

 

District 7 Meeting

May 19 at 6 p.m.

Acuff-McClung Co-op Gin or via conference call

Petition Deadline is June 2

 

District 7 Nominating Committee

Bill Sides, Lubbock

Mike (Jerry) Richardson, Slaton

Ron Harkey, Ransom Canyon

Joey Jenkins, Slaton

 

District 12 Meeting

May 18 at 9 a.m.

SPEC Office in Childress or via conference call

Petition Deadline is June 1

 

District 12 Nominating Committee

Ken Harris, Childress

DeWayne McClain, Childress

James Hughes, Afton

 

Nominating Committee Meeting Update

Members will vote for directors in Districts 3, 5, 7 and 12.

At South Plains Electric Cooperative, you are more than a customer, you’re a member. As a member, you have a voice in the leadership. Your vote in our annual board election is your voice in your Cooperative.      

Like other electric co-ops, South Plains Electric is guided by a locally-elected board of directors that represents its members when making important decisions. Being a member of the board is an important and highly-respected position in the community, and directors devote considerable time to the cause of powering our communities and empowering co-op members to improve the quality of their lives. 

A director’s decisions affect issues such as electric rates, utility easements and capital credits, as well as strategic, financial and work plans. The post requires savvy, selfless people who understand their community’s needs and work to represent the members’ best interests. 

All electric co-op boards benefit from the experience and accumulated knowledge of incumbent directors, many of whom undergo substantial education on topics such as the electric industry, technology, governance, risk management, rate-setting and policy development. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association offers training for directors to achieve national benchmarks such as Credentialed Cooperative Director or Board Leadership Certification. Established directors provide continuity and a depth of knowledge for the Cooperative. 

Our board is a democratically-elected body, with each director nominated by Cooperative members and voted in to position by all members who choose to participate in the Cooperative’s open election at the Annual Membership Meeting on August 17.   

Nominating Committees for Districts 3 and 12 met on May 18 and the petition deadline was June 1. Nominating Committees for Districts 5 and 7 met on May 19 and the petition deadline was June 2.

Those nominated at these meetings were:

District 3 - Rynn Truett

District 5 - Bobby Richey

District 7 - R.D. McCallister

District 12 - Brent Whitaker

All elections shall be by secret ballot. All members attending the Annual Membership Meeting will cast their ballots, and the candidates receiving the most votes will be declared the winners.

If you would like more information, contact Jamey Phillips at (806) 775-7854 or jphillips@SPEC.coop.

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