CEO’s Message — June 2020

Nominations for Board of Directors to Open

Headshot of Clay FitchNominations for four seats on the Wells Rural Electric Co. Board of Directors open Monday, June 8. Director seats subject to election are held by incumbents Gerald (Jerry) Anderson, Lois Nannini, Bruce Widmer, and Kirk Dahl.

Nominations must be made on the 2020 Board of Directors Election Nomination Form available at all WREC offices and our website. All mandatory questions must be answered for the nomination to be valid.

Completed nomination forms must be received by Lauren Landa, general counsel, by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time Monday, June 22. Mail the completed form to Lauren Landa, 530 Idaho St., Elko, NV 89801, or P.O. Box 1358, Elko, NV 89803; email; 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 year as of June 22, 2020, may nominate another eligible member, himself or herself, 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, nonincumbent nominees must attend a mandatory informational workshop held electronically and/or telephonically on Tuesday, June 30, at 1 p.m. Pacific Time.

Nominees must not have any felony convictions within seven years prior to June 8, 2020. The nominee must be of legal voting age prior to June 8, 2020.

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 person may serve on the board based upon any one membership.

The nominee, or his/her entity, must not have an unpaid account with WREC that is outstanding for more than 90 days. The nominee, or his/her entity, must not have an account written-off as a bad debt by WREC within seven years prior to June 8, 2020.

The nominee must not be a current employee of WREC or a former employee of WREC within five years prior to June 22, 2020.

The nominee, or his/her entity, must not have been the subject of a Ruralite feature story since February 19, 2020.

Additional voluntary information, including years of WREC membership, occupation, and years on WREC board may be included. Education and training credentials—not more than 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