CEO’s Message – June 2023

Nominations Open for WREC Board

Headshot of Clay FitchNominations for four seats on the Wells Rural Electric Company Board of Directors open Monday, June 12, 2023.

Director seats subject to election are currently held by Gerald Anderson, Lois Nannini, Bruce Widmer and Kirk Dahl.

Nominations must be made on the 2023 board of directors election nomination form available at and all WREC offices. All mandatory questions must be answered for the nomination to be valid.

Any member who has not violated the company’s rates, rules, regulations or policies more than twice in the 12 months prior to June 26, 2023, may be nominated for director using the approved form.

The nomination form must be signed and dated by the nominee, who must verify their member- ship by providing the name on the account and contact information.

Nominees must not have any felony convictions within seven years prior to June 12, 2023. The nominee must be of legal voting age prior to June 12, 2023.

The nominee must be a member, 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 structures.

Documentation demonstrating the nominee is authorized to represent the entity is required.

No more than one person from any one membership may serve on the board.

The nominee, or nominee’s entity, must not have an unpaid account with WREC that is outstanding for more than 90 days. The nominee, or nominee’s entity, must not have an account written off as a bad debt by WREC within seven years prior to June 12, 2023.

The nominee must not be engaged in, employed by, materially affiliated with, or have a material financial interest in an individual or entity directly or substantially competing with WREC or possessing a substantial conflict with the company.

The nominee must not be a current employee of WREC or a former employee within 5 years prior to June 26, 2023.

The nominee, or nominee’s entity, must not have been the subject of a Ruralite feature story article since February 26, 2023.

Completed nomination forms must be received by General Counsel Lauren Landa by 5 p.m. PST Monday, June 26, 2023. Return completed forms to 530 Idaho St., Elko, NV 89801; P.O. Box 1358, Elko, NV 89803; Email Laura Landa; or 775-738-4220 (fax). It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure receipt of the nomination. Late nominations will not be placed on the ballot.

To be eligible for election, nonincumbent nominees must attend a mandatory informational work- shop at WREC headquarters, 1451 Humboldt Ave. in Wells, at 11 a.m. PST on Thursday, June 29, 2023.

Additional information—including years of WREC membership, occupation and years on WREC’s board—may be included. Education and training credentials—not more than 300 characters and spaces—also may be included. WREC reserves the right to edit.

The nominee may include a photograph suitable for use in the ballot package.

General counsel determines eligibility of nominees. Documentation confirming qualifications is required by 5 p.m. PST Monday, June 26, 2023.

For more information, email Lauren or call (775) 738-8091.

Clay R. Fitch
Chief Executive Office