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.
This year 341 Members participated in our virtual Annual Membership Meeting that was held on zoom on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Members can watch a recording of the virtual Annual Meeting by clicking here. Members may also watch the pre-recorded President and CEO Report video that includes information about the co-op’s 2020 achievements, financials and future priorities. The 2020 Annual Report is also available online, and printed copies are available at MEA offices.
This year nearly 3,500 members in the Matanuska and Eagle River Districts voted in the 2021 MEA election with a 12% voter turnout among eligible voting members. The 2021 MEA election included two district board seats: Matanuska and Eagle River. The election will be certified by the MEA Board of Directors in a Special Meeting on Monday, May 10, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. prior to the regular board meeting.
MEA's seven member Election Committee currently has a seat vacancy. If you are interested in serving on the committee to help with our annual membership election process, please fill out and submit the committee application (.pdf)
Next year’s membership election will include two Board seats: an At-Large seat and the Eagle River District (this year’s seat was for a one-year term due to a 2020 Bylaw change). If you are interested in running for a Board seat, please look out for our call for candidates ads and application in late December.