Election and Annual Meeting

One of the great benefits of our electric co-op is that we are led by our members.

From our Bylaws to our Board of Directors, how we power our communities is up to us!

Each April, we hold our annual membership election and our annual membership meeting. Members that would like to run for the open Board of Directors seats can apply in January, with the election in April. Members will receive their voting materials by mail and/or electronically at the end of March and early April.

2024 Susitna East and Susitna West District Board Seat Elections

There are two District Board Seats up for election in April 2024 on the MEA Board of Directors including:  

  • Susitna East District (Covers part of KGB to S Vine Road, from N Church Road over to Seward Meridian Pkwy and up North to W Schrock and up part of N Wasilla-Fishhook Road).
  • Susitna West District (Includes part of KGB west of S Vine Road, Big Lake, Meadow Lakes, Houston, Willow, Caswell, Talkeetna, Trapper Creek all the way up to Denali State Park).

Candidate applications were accepted from Dec. 15, 2023 through Feb. 2, 2024.

The MEA Election Committee has reviewed all district board seat candidate applications. As of February 5, 2024, below is the list of qualified candidates for the 2024 Susitna West and Susitna East District Board seat elections.

Susitna West District Board Seat Candidates

Bill Kendig (Incumbent)

Darren Kessler

Henrik Wessel

Susitna East District Board Seat Candidates

Daniel Baldwin

Maxwell Sumner (Incumbent)

Additional election information can be found on the 2024 elections webpage. You can also review our candidate bios and information in the 2024 Board Candidate Election Booklet (.pdf)

2024 Annual Meeting - Save the Date

This year's annual membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at the Glenn Massay Theater. Doors will open at 2:00 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. Members can join in person or on Zoom. If you plan on attending the meeting on Zoom, please register in advance at this link.

2023 Annual Election

This year’s full membership election saw an 11.5% voter turnout. Among members who voted, 42% voted online using their SmartHub account while 57% voted by mail-in ballot, and 1% of voters voted in-person at the Annual Meeting. Election results can be reviewed at this link.

There were two At-Large Board of Directors seats up for election. The candidate with the most votes was Dan Tucker, and the candidate with the second most votes was Anastasia Buretta. Per MEA Board Resolution No. 2088 regarding staggered board seat terms to reduce significant yearly turnover, the At-Large Seat candidate with the most votes in this election will serve a 4-year term, and the candidate with the second amount of most votes will serve a 3-year term.  

2023 Annual Membership Meeting

This year’s Annual Membership Meeting was held on Tuesday, April 25th, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Palmer Train Depot. Members could attend the meeting either in person or on Zoom.

2022 Annual Meeting Minutes can be found here.

2023 Annual Meeting Agenda can be found here.

You can watch a recording of the 2023 Annual Meeting by clicking here.

Click to Review the 2023 Election Results

Want to serve your co-op? Join the Election or Bylaw Committees!

If you are interested in serving on the committee to help with our annual membership election process or Bylaws, please fill out and submit the committee application (.pdf)

District Map

MEA Board Districts Map

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