Brighton, CO — United Power is moving its traditional Meet the Candidates events to a virtual format this year in response to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The one-time virtual event will be held March 18 at 6:30 p.m., and members will be able to follow along via phone or livestream.
The cooperative’s Meet the Candidates Forum provides members with the opportunity to hear from each of the candidates vying to serve on the Board of Directors in this year’s Director Election. Each candidate will be given a few minutes to speak, and members will also be able to submit questions to candidates.
Ballots for the 2021 Director Election will be mailed to all members in mid-March and must be received by mail by April 14. Election results will be announced at the conclusion of the 2021 Annual Meeting, which will also be held virtually for the second consecutive year. The Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 14 at 6:30 p.m. Member registration for the Annual Meeting is now open on the cooperative’s website.
All previously advertised in-person Meet the Candidate events have been cancelled. This virtual format will be the only Meet the Candidates event. Members can view a livestream video of the event online or dial in to listen to the audio portion over the phone. Registration for the Meet the Candidates Forum is not required.
For more information, including statements from board candidates, how members can tune into the Meet the Candidates Forum or to register for the Annual Meeting, visit www.unitedpower.com/annual-meeting.
United Power is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative, delivering electricity to more than 97,000 meters at homes, farms and businesses throughout Colorado’s northern front range. The 900 square mile service territory extends from the mountains of Coal Creek and Golden Gate Canyon, along the I-25 corridor and Carbon Valley region, to the farmlands of Brighton, Hudson and Keenesburg. At the end of 2020, the cooperative reached more than 97,000 meters representing more than 300,000 members. For more information about the cooperative, visit www.unitedpower.com or follow them on social media at facebook.com/unitedpower or twitter.com/unitedpowercoop.