HEA accepting nominations for board of directors

The HEA board of directors election is from April 4 through May 3.

The Homer Electric Association is now accepting nominations for its board of directors, the association announced earlier this month.

Three of the nine seats are up for grabs this election cycle — one in each of the three Kenai Peninsula service area districts. District 1 covers Kenai, Nikiski and parts of Soldotna; District 2 covers the Soldotna, Sterling and Kasilof areas; and District 3 covers Kasilof, Homer and Seldovia.

Dan Chay, who serves in District 1, and Ed Oberts, who serves in District 2, won’t run in this year’s election due to term limits. Erin McKittrick, who occupies a District 3 seat, has publicly stated that she intends to run for reelection, according to HEA spokesperson Keriann Baker.

People interested in vying for any of the open seats must complete a candidacy packet and gather a minimum of 15 signatures from HEA clients in their district. The packets are available on the HEA website and at offices in Kenai and Homer.

Candidacy packets are due to HEA by 5 p.m. on March 4. They can be submitted to the Kenai and Homer offices or scanned and sent to BoardCandidate@homerelectric.com.

The HEA board of directors election is from April 4 through May 3. New board members will be announced no later than 3 p.m. on May 4.

Reach reporter Camille Botello at camille.botello@peninsulaclarion.com.