The 2016 Nominating Committee for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) met on Saturday, May 7, 2016, and chose candidates for the five seats up for election on SMECO’s Board of Directors.
The list of nominations follows:
Calvert County (one seat available)
Charles County (two seats available)
Gilbert O. Bowling
Vernecia C. Smith
Richard A. Winkler
Prince George’s County (one seat available)
James A. Richards
St. Mary’s County (one seat available)
- Scott White
In addition to nominations made by the Nominating Committee, any 15 or more SMECO members acting together may make other nominations by petition. SMECO customer-members running by petition should also complete and submit a Board of Directors Candidate Application. To obtain a candidate application and petition, contact Terrie Krupitzer at 240-528-9747 or Terrie.Krupitzer@smeco.coop. SMECO must receive completed candidate applications and petitions by Friday, June 24, 2016. Applications and petitions may be mailed to SMECO, Attention: Joseph Densford, Board Attorney, P.O. Box 1937, Hughesville, Maryland 20637, or delivered to Terrie Krupitzer at 15035 Burnt Store Road in Hughesville. Nominations will be posted in each SMECO office and available online.
SMECO customer-members will elect five directors to serve three-year terms by voting for one Board seat in Calvert County, two seats in Charles County, one seat in Prince George’s County, and one seat in St. Mary’s County.
Members may vote in person at SMECO’s 2016 Annual Members’ Meeting on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf. The venue provides ample parking, comfortable seating, and accessibility.
Absentee mail-in ballots will also be available to members who wish to vote but cannot attend the meeting. To request an absentee mail-in ballot, call 1-888-440-3311, extension 4722, between July 18 and August 5, or complete an online form on the Co-op’s website at www.smeco.coop. Customer-members may also mail a request for an absentee mail-in ballot to SMECO Annual Meeting, P.O. Box 670, Hughesville, MD 20637. The following information must be included in the request: account number, phone number, service address, and mailing address.
SMECO will mail member identification cards with information about the meeting to customer-members in late July.