CEO’s Message — June 2019

Headshot of Clay FitchNominations for four (4) seats on Wells Rural Electric Company’s (WREC) Board of Directors open Monday, June 10, 2019. Director seats subject to election are currently held by incumbents Jon Dahl, Scott Egbert, Fred Montes De Oca and Jim Whited.

Nominations must only be made on the 2019 Board of Directors Election Nomination Form available at all WREC offices and on All mandatory questions must be answered in order for the nomination to be valid. Completed nomination forms must be received by Gary E. DiGrazia, General Counsel, by 5:00 P. M. Pacific Time Zone on Monday, June 24, 2019. Mail the completed form to Gary E. DiGrazia, 530 Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada 89801 or P. O. Box 1358, Elko, Nevada 89803; e-mail; or Fax to (775) 738-4220. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure receipt of the nomination. Late nominations will not be placed on the ballot.

Any member in good standing for a minimum of one (1) year as of June 24, 2019, may nominate another eligible member, himself or herself, (“the nominee”) for Director using the approved form. The nomination form must be signed and dated by both the nominee and the person making the nomination, if other than the nominee. Nominees must verify their membership by providing their name and contact information

To be eligible for election to the Board of Directors, non-incumbent nominees must attend a mandatory informational workshop on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 1:00 P. M. Pacific Time Zone at the WREC Headquarters, 1451 Humboldt Avenue, Wells, Nevada 89835.

Nominees must not have any felony convictions within seven (7) years prior to June 10, 2019.

The nominee must be of legal voting age prior to June 10, 2019.

The nominee must be a member or spouse of a member, or a local officer, director, partner, official or manager of an entity that is a member. An entity is a partnership, corporation, limited liability company, firm, association, business trust, personal trust, body politic or subdivision thereof, or other multiple ownership-type business structure. No more than one (1) person may serve on the Board based upon any one (1) membership.

The nominee, or his/her entity, must not have an unpaid account with WREC that is outstanding for more than ninety (90) days. The nominee, or his/her entity, must not have an account written-off as a bad debt by WREC within seven (7) years prior to June 10, 2019.

The nominee must not be a current employee of WREC or a former employee of WREC within five years prior to June 24, 2019.

The nominee, or his/her entity, must not have been the subject of a Ruralite Feature Story article since February 21, 2019.

Additional voluntary information, including years of WREC membership, occupation and years on WREC Board may be included. Education and training credentials—not more than three hundred (300) characters and spaces—may also be included. WREC reserves the right to edit.

The nomination should be accompanied by a photograph of the nominee suitable for use in preparing the ballot package.

General Counsel shall determine the eligibility of each nominee.

Clay R. Fitch
Chief Executive Officer