April 18, 2017
4:30 p.m. Registration, Dinner, Entertainment
6:30 p.m. Meeting, Election Results, Prizes
Adams County Fairgrounds/Regional Park
9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, CO 80601
*Enter at the Exhibit Hall for Registration & Dinner
Beef Tri-Tips :: Roasted Herb Chicken :: Jalapeño Corn Muffins :: Chunky Tomato, Tomatillo & Chipotle Salsa :: Campfire Beans :: Romaine Salad :: Macaroni & Cheese :: Brownies :: Jumbo Cookies :: Lemonade :: Iced Tea
DOOR PRIZES TO INCLUDE:
RING Wi-fi Enabled Doorbell : Amazon Echo : Masterbuilt Electric Digital Smoker : RTIC Cooler : InstaPot Pressure Cooker : Vizio 43” TV : Black & Decker Cordless Trimmer & Sweeper Combo : Amazon Fire Tablet with $50 giftcard : Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner : Craftsman 30 foot Work Light : Outdoor Solar Security Lights : Double Hammock with Stand : Black & Decker Portable Work Bench : Emergency Road-Side Assistance Kit : $80 Bill Credits : Kitchen Aid Mixer : Craftsman Wet/Dry Vacuum : Oster Mini Power Blender : PLUS MANY MORE!
United Power’s members elect their board by secret ballot at the Annual Meeting of Members held each spring. United Power’s board members, elected at-large, serve three-year, staggered terms, and serve from specific geographic districts within the United Power service area. There are currently four director districts: West, East, South and Mountain. Your district appears in the top box on the right hand side of your bill.
Four positions on United Power’s eleven-member board are up for election in 2017. One seat in each district will be up for a three-year term. View the director district map.
Unlike governmental elections, not all registered voters in the household can vote in the United Power elections. Members have one vote for each membership (account) with United Power. Only the person whose name is on the United Power account is eligible to vote. Members who are unclear of their membership or account status are urged to call United Power’s Member Services department at 303-637-1300 for verification.
Running for the Board of Directors
To be eligible to become or remain a director, a person must be a United Power member and receive electric service from United Power at the member’s primary residence in the district he or she represents. A director cannot be engaged in a competing enterprise or in other businesses involving a conflict of interest. United Power’s bylaws provide in-depth information on director districts, qualifications, terms, elections, meetings and officers.
Nominations by written petition must state the name and district of the nominee and must be signed by 15 or more United Power members. Petitions are available at United Power’s headquarters office in Brighton. Additional information may be obtained by calling United Power’s Executive Department at 303-659-0551. We ask any member interested in nomination to complete a biographical request form, available through the Executive Department.
The deadline for nominations by petition is February 17, 2017.
The 2017 Director Candidates
District E (East)
District S (South)
Keith E. Alquist II
District W (West)
Virginia “Ginny” A. Buczek
District M (Mtn)
Tamra K. Waltemath
Voting Your Ballot
Ballots for the annual director election will be mailed to all United Power members. Cast your ballot by return mail, place it in a drop box in any of our offices, or vote in person at the Annual Meeting. Ballot drop-boxes located in co-op offices will close at 2 p.m. on Annual Meeting day. A ballot drop-box located in the Exhibit Hall at the Adams County Fairgrounds will be open for pre-meeting voting from Noon – 4 p.m. on Annual Meeting day. Voting in person will begin at the Annual Meeting at 4:30 p.m. when registration opens.
It is important to note that United Power directors are elected on at ‘at-large’ basis, meaning that members should cast a vote for one director in each district, regardless of where the member lives. This election policy is in place because directors represent all members, as well as the overall welfare of the cooperative. Directors serve from geographic districts to ensure adequate accessibility for members and a representative cross-section of the membership on the board.
View detailed instructions on how to vote by mail.
February 17, 2017
Director Nominations Deadline 4 p.m.
March 17, 2017
April 14, 2017
Mail-in Ballots must arrive at P.O. Box by 6:30 a.m.
April 18, 2017
Ballot Drop Boxes at United Power offices close at 2 p.m.
Ballot Drop Box at Annual Meeting location open from Noon – 4 p.m.
April 18, 2017
Vote in person after 4:30 p.m.
Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and balloting is closed when announced from the floor.
James E. Vigesaa 5,065
Keith Alquist 2,209
David Rose 3,393
Virginia (Ginny) Buczek 5,102
Tamra Waltemath 5,093
Meet the Candidates
United Power is hosting four candidate forums for members who wish to hear from each candidate in person. All United Power members are welcome to attend the Meet the Candidates events held throughout the service territory. The following Meet the Candidate events are free and light refreshments are served. RSVPs are not required. Video statements from the candidates will be available online after the first forum. Additional Information about each of the candidates will be included in the March issue of the United Newsline, and in the ballot packet mailed to all members in late March.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Adams County Fairgrounds
Rendezvous Room located in the Waymire Dome
9755 Henderson Road Brighton, CO 80601
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Saddleback Golf Course
The Pavilion Building
8631 Frontier Street Firestone, CO 80504
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Fort Lupton Recreation Center
Multi-Purpose Room 3
203 S. Harrison Ave. Fort Lupton, CO 80621
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Coal Creek Canyon Improvement Association (CCCIA Hall)
31528 Highway 72 Golden, CO 80403