The list of nominations follows:
Calvert County (one seat available)
Samuel “Jack” Hammett
Susan E. Shaw
Charles County (two seats available)
Fern G. Brown
Kenneth L. Dyson
St. Mary’s County (two seats available
Rayner Blair III
William R. Cullins III
William R. Morris
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 Lisa Oliver at 301-274-4489 or Lisa.Oliver@smeco.coop. Completed candidate applications and petitions must be submitted or mailed to SMECO, Attention: Joseph Densford, Board Attorney, 15045 Burnt Store Road, P.O. Box 1937, Hughesville, Maryland 20637 by Thursday, July 2, 2015. 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, and two seats in St. Mary’s County.
Members may vote in person at SMECO’s 2015 Annual Members’ Meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 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. Requests for absentee mail-in ballots must be received between July 27 and August 14, 2015. To request an absentee mail-in ballot, call 1-888-440-3311, extension 4722, 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.
SMECO will mail member identification cards with information about the meeting to customer-members in late July or early August.