Dakota Electric Association® will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 25, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church social hall at 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington (next to Dakota Electric’s office). The meeting begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m., and refreshments will be served before the meeting.

Dakota Electric members will have the opportunity to hear reports from officers and directors, ask questions and hear election results at the meeting.

Balloting materials will be mailed to members on April 8. Members can vote online (www.dakotaelectric.com) using the electronic passcode included with their ballots, or by mailing the ballot in the postage-paid envelope to Survey and Ballot Systems. Ballots must be received at Survey and Ballot Systems office no later than noon on April 25, or members may bring their ballots to the annual meeting. Ballots should not be dropped off or mailed to Dakota Electric Association’s office.

Once again this year, members may use a mobile device to scan the QR code located with the balloting materials to be quickly logged in to vote.

Following are the candidates running for four seats on the board of directors:

District 1
David Jones, Lakeville, incumbent

District 2
Jim Sheldon, Apple Valley, incumbent
Bill Middlecamp, Apple Valley

District 3
Bill Holton, Apple Valley, incumbent

District 4
Paul Trapp, Hastings, incumbent
Stacy Miller, Eagan
Greg Oxley, Eagan

All directors are elected by membership vote to serve three-year terms on the 12-person board of directors. Also on the ballot is a bylaw change that, if passed, will allow the cooperative to file for a new mailing rate with the U.S. Post Office to save money on mailing costs for the Circuits newsletter each month.

Candidate biographical information will be included with the ballot, but you can download the PDF here.