Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s (SMECO) Board of Directors has appointed nine members to the 2015 Nominating Committee scheduled to meet on Saturday, May 16, at SMECO’s Executive Building in Hughesville. This committee will select a slate of candidates for the five available Board positions to be elected at SMECO’s 2015 Annual Members’ Meeting. Elections will be held to fill one position in Calvert County, two positions in Charles County, and two in St. Mary’s County.
The 2015 Nominating Committee members follow:
- Calvert County: Terence N. Gibson, Prince Frederick.
- Charles County: Joseph L. Gardiner Jr., La Plata; Edward Holland III, Waldorf; and William B. Young Jr., Waldorf.
- Prince George’s County: Manning Clagett, Accokeek; and Ernest H. Riess, Brandywine.
- St. Mary’s County: Edith M. Bell, Chaptico; George A. Brown, Loveville; and Catherine Brenda Coates, Lexington Park.
SMECO customer-members interested in being nominated should complete a Board of Directors Candidate Application. To obtain a candidate application, contact Lisa Oliver at 301-274-4489 or Lisa.Oliver@smeco.coop. Completed candidate applications should be submitted or mailed to SMECO, Attention: Joseph Densford, Board Attorney, 15045 Burnt Store Road, P.O. Box 1937, Hughesville, Maryland 20637 by Friday, May 8, 2015.
In addition to nominations made by the committee, any 15 or more SMECO members acting together may make other nominations by petition by Thursday, July 2, 2015. Members running by petition should also complete and submit a Board of Directors Candidate Application. Nominations will be posted in each SMECO office and mailed to each member with the Annual Meeting notice.
SMECO’s Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Absentee mail-in voting will be available to customer-members who are unable to attend the meeting. Customers may request an absentee mail-in ballot beginning July 27 by calling 1-888-440-3311 or by going to SMECO’s website at www.smeco.coop. More information will be published in the Cooperative’s monthly newsletter.
Selection of the Nominating Committee members is in compliance with SMECO’s bylaws. For more information regarding the committee, nominations, and qualifications of directors, refer to Article IV, Sections 4.02 and 4.03, of SMECO’s bylaws. Bylaws may be obtained from a SMECO office.