CEO’s Message — June 2021

Director Nominations

Headshot of Clay FitchNominations for three seats on Wells Rural Electric Company’s (WREC) Board of Directors open Monday, June 14, 2021. Director seats subject to election are currently held by incumbents Orlin Kidner, Ouida Madison, and Bob Wilcox.

Nominations must only be made on the 2021 Board of Directors Election Nomination Form available at all WREC offices and on our website. All mandatory questions must be answered in order for the nomination to be valid. Completed nomination forms must be received by Lauren Landa, General Counsel, by 5 pm Pacific Time Zone on Monday, June 28, 2021. Mail the completed form to Lauren Landa, 530 Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada 89801 or PO Box 1358, Elko, Nevada 89803; email to email Lauren; 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 28, 2021, 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 held electronically and/or telephonically on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 1 pm Pacific Time Zone.

Nominees must not have any felony convictions within seven years prior to June 14, 2021.

The nominee must be of legal voting age prior to June 14, 2021.

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 14, 2021.

The nominee must not be a current employee of WREC or a former employee of WREC within five years prior to June 28, 2021.

The nominee, or his/her entity, must not have been the subject of a Ruralite Feature Story article since February 25, 2021.

Additional voluntary information, including years of WREC membership, occupation, and years on the 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. Acceptable and approved documentation to confirm qualification will be required by 5 pm Pacific Time Zone on Monday, June 28, 2021. Specific questions related thereto shall be directed to General Counsel at emailing Lauren or at (775) 738-8091.

Clay R. Fitch
Chief Executive Officer