SMPA Calls for Board Nominations in Districts One and Four
San Miguel Power Association, Inc. (SMPA) will hold elections for the districts one and four board positions at their Annual Meeting on June 14. The Annual Meeting will be held at the co-op’s office in Nucla, 170 W. 10th Ave. District one includes Nucla, Naturita, Uravan, Paradox, Redvale, Basin and Slick Rock. District four includes Colona northwest of Ouray County Road 1B, Log Hill west of Ouray County Road 1 and 1A, rural Telluride north of Highway 145, and the Town of Telluride northwest of Townsend and Colorado Ave., northwest of Tomboy and West Colorado and north of Black Bear Road and Mahoney Drive. San Miguel Power is now accepting nomination petitions for these two districts.
To be eligible to run for SMPA’s Board of Directors a person must be a member of SMPA and the district in which he or she is seeking election. Members with multiple electric accounts can determine their primary account by calling SMPA. Relatives of SMPA employees are not eligible. A complete list of director eligibility guidelines is available at www.smpa.com.
District one and four members who are interested in running for a board position can pick up a nomination petition from one of SMPA’s offices in Nucla or Ridgway. The nomination petition must be signed by 15 or more registered members from the district in which the candidate is seeking election and returned to SMPA on or before 5:30 p.m., Apr. 30. SMPA will not be responsible for missed deadlines due to delays in mail service. Nomination petitions can be mailed to or dropped off in person at any of the following office locations:
P.O. Box 1150, Ridgway, CO 81432, or
P.O. Box 817, Nucla, CO 81424
170 W. 10th Ave., Nucla, or
720 N. Railroad St., Ridgway
SMPA board members serve four-year terms and have the responsibility of setting the strategic direction for the cooperative. Directors are required to represent the membership on a fair and impartial basis for the best interest of all members and attend regularly scheduled board meetings. Attendance at national, state and local meetings is often necessary as well.
“We place a lot of responsibility on our board members,” explained SMPA General Manager Kevin Ritter. “They must make decisions that reflect the wishes and concerns of our entire membership and stay informed about the issues facing the electric utility industry.”
For more information about SMPA’s board elections or Annual Meeting contact Toni Bertorello, Executive Secretary at (970) 626-5549 ext. 210 or
. A full election schedule can be found online at http://www.smpa.com/About/annual_meeting.cfm.