HEA seeks candidates for three board seats

Homer Electric Association (HEA) is accepting nominations from members interested in running for a seat on the cooperative’s Board of Directors. The board has nine directors, with three from each of the three districts that make up the service area.

This year, the District 1 (Kenai-Nikiski-parts of Soldotna) seat held by Kenai resident David Thomas will be on the ballot. In District 2 (Soldotna-Sterling-Kasilof area) the seat currently held by Soldotna resident Dave Carey will be up for election. In District 3 (Kasilof-Homer-Seldovia area), HEA members will vote for the seat currently held by Don Stead of Homer.

HEA directors are elected by district, with members voting only for the director in their respective district.

Members interested in putting their name on the ballot must fill out a Candidacy Packet that requires the candidate to gather at least 15 signatures from current HEA members who live in the district where the candidate resides. The Candidacy Packet is available at HEA offices in Kenai and Homer and online at www.homerelectric.com.

The deadline to submit the Candidacy Packet is 5 p.m. March 2. Completed packets can be submitted at either the Kenai or Homer HEA office.

Ballots will be mailed to HEA members on April 2, and the results will be tabulated and announced at the Annual Meeting on May 3 at Homer High School.

For additional information, contact Bruce Shelley at (907) 283-2324.