Thanks for Joining Us
United Power's 2021 Annual Meeting event has concluded.
Thanks to our more than 560 members and guests who attended the 2021 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 via phone or livestream. The meeting included a recap of the cooperative’s 2020 accomplishments, a financial report and the certification of the Director Election.
United Power hosted its second consecutive virtual Annual Meeting on April 14 as lingering pandemic concerns prevented the cooperative from safely gathering with its members. Members who were interested in attending the meeting could either listen via phone, an alternative option introduced a year ago, or watch the livestream online.
Record participation at the 2021 Annual Meeting demonstrated how effective the virtual format could be in allowing the cooperative to share and celebrate United Power’s accomplishments over the past year with its members. More than 560 member attended the meeting via phone or livestream. The meeting included a recap of the cooperative’s 2020 accomplishments, a financial report and the certification of the Director Election.
Ursula J. Morgan and Bryant Robbins presented the cooperative’s Chairman and CEO Report and summarized the accomplishments and challenges that 2020 presented to United Power.
Between prioritizing the health and safety of both members and employees, a historic wildfire season and ongoing conversations about competitive rates, last year was one of the most challenging, and most successful, years in United Power’s 82-year history.
United Power's 2021 Director Election was conducted via mail-in ballot only. A total of 5,787 ballots were cast by members in the election and results were announced at the cooperative's Annual Meeting on April 14.
Brad Case, South District, and Stephen Whiteside, Mountain District, are both new additions to the United Power Board of Directors, having won their seats after the prior incumbents announced their retirement from the Board. Tim Erickson and Brian McCormick were both incumbents re-elected to another three-year term on the Board.
Brad Case - 2,996 votes
Ken Kreutzer - 2,600 votes
Steve Douglas - 2,484 votes
Tim Erickson - 3,148 votes
Vicki Hutchinson - 2,487 votes
Brian McCormick - 3,059 votes
Stephen Whiteside - 5,139 votes
Door prize winners were drawn following the conclusion of the 2021 Annual Meeting & Director Election. Winners will be listed here and contacted by a representative from the cooperative to be notified they have won a prize. Prizes do not need to be claimed by the member.
|Kayla Barela||Debbie Bochert||Kevin Feldhus||Donna Flannery||Rolla Lehman|
|Charles Pickrell||Daniel Salgado||Robert Thiessen||Natalie Van Winkle||Suzanne Zeller|
Amazon Gift Card
|Lori Adams||Carl Johnson||Carolyn Lowe||Jeanne Stokoe||Susan Wahl|
Best Buy Gift Card
|Catherine Hogan||Victoria Turner|
Door Dash Gift Card
|Michael Ashby||Cindy Lippman|
Lowes Gift Card
|Diann Cullen||Lyle Frederick||Martha Martinez||Dennis Reid|
Netflix Gift Card
|Glen Gossert||Gerardo Millan||Eugene Yee|
Safeway Gift Card
|Laura Akin||Dan Kelley||William Ritter||Brittney White|
Annual Meeting Videos
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.
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
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.
It is important to note that United Power directors are elected on an ‘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.
Voting Your Ballot
- Vote your ballot ensuring you have selected one candidate in each district.
- Place your ballot in the secret ballot envelope (optional).
- Place your ballot in the business reply envelope.
- Sign the back of the business reply envelope (State law requires the member’s signature for the ballot to be valid).
- Mail your ballot postpaid before the deadline listed in your ballot packet.
Signing Your Ballot
When signing your ballot envelope, please follow these instructions carefully:
- If the membership is owned by a human being, that person should sign his or her name on the top line as it appears on the label.
- If the membership is owned jointly, only one of the joint owners needs to sign.
- If the membership is owned by a corporation, partnership, or other legal entity, including the estate of a deceased person, the person signing must place his or her signature on the first line and indicate his or her title or lawful representative capacity on the second line. For example:
- A person signing for a partnership should sign “John Doe” on the top line and “Partner” on the second line.
- A person signing for a corporation should sign “John Doe” on the top line and “President” (or other office) on the second line;
- A person signing for a trade name should sign “John Doe” on the top line, and “owner” on the second line;
- If the member is deceased, the personal representative of the estate should sign their name on the top line, and state “Jane Doe, Personal Representative of the estate of John Doe,” on the second line;
- If a person is unable to write a signature, his or her mark will be accepted if a witness is present and signs “John Doe is unable to sign, but made his or her mark as his or her intended signature in my presence. Jane Doe, witness.
Survey and Ballot Systems, a reputable election organization and verification service, will be tabulating all ballots. Ballots are mailed directly to Survey and Ballot Systems’ post office box. To be valid, mail ballots must be received at the post office box by the deadline listed in the ballot packet. Proxy voting is not permitted by state law.
Deadline for Nominations by Petition
February 12, 2021
March 15, 2021
Deadline to request a replacement mail ballot
April 9, 2021 at NOON
All ballots must arrive by NOON for final tabulation
April 14, 2021