The North Central Electric Cooperative will talk about possible changes to the board today when it convenes for its 76th annual meeting at the Seneca County Fairgrounds.
"New regulation amendments will allow more people to run and have an increased say in electing trustees," Communications and Community Relations of North Central Electric Cooperative Director Terry Mazzone said.
Members of the cooperative are to elect trustees to serve on its board of trustees and consider
two code of regulations amendments.
Incumbent Ronald Frisch of Eden Township faces Steven Smith of Clinton Township to serve District 5, which includes Clinton, Eden and Pleasant townships in Seneca County.
One amendment would allow trustees to be elected by mail or online, since members can only vote for trustee candidates at an annual meeting.
Information on candidates and a summary of the amendments can be found in the June issue of Country Living magazine, and the cooperative's website www.ncelec.org.
A second amendment changes trustee nominations procedures. The amendment would require prospective candidates to secure at least 25 member signatures on a nomination petition. Currently, a member nominating committee selects trustee candidates.
North Central Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit electric cooperative, owned and controlled by the members and has been serving the area for nearly 75 years.
Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. and cooperative members or others attending should bring their signed registration card that was sent with their June electric bill, a press release stated.
The business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the grandstands and will feature reports from North Central General Manager Markus Bryant and Board President Richard Reichert.
Dinner for members is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Men of Steele is to perform in the grandstands at 5:30 p.m. and members will be able to visit a variety of member business displays, HVAC dealers and wellness
North Central Electric Cooperative serves more than 9,600 members in Seneca, Crawford, Wyandot, Richland, Huron, Sandusky, Hancock and Wood counties.