Members Invited to Meet the Candidates in March
Brighton, CO – Nine candidates are running for election to the United Power Board of Directors. This year, four positions on the board are up for election. The director candidates are Tamra “Tami” Waltemath in the Mountain District; Jamie Klein, Ken Kreutzer, Katherine “Kathy” Mills, and James Vigesaa in the South District; Virginia “Ginny” A. Buczek and Thomas “Tom” Hogan in the West District; and Steven “Steve” Douglas and Robert “Rob” Masden in the East District.
United Power hosts four Meet the Candidate forums throughout its service territory so members can learn more about each candidate vying to serve on the board of directors. These events are free to members and do not require RSVPs. The following events will occur in March:
Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m.*
Riverdale Regional Park & Fairgrounds
Rendezvous Room, Waymire Dome
9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton, CO 80601
*This Meet the Candidates event will also be livestreamed on the Annual Meeting page.
Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30 a.m.
Coal Creek Canyon Community Center
31528 Highway 72, Golden, CO 80403
Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m.
United Power Carbon Valley Service Center
9586 E. I-25 Frontage Rd., Longmont, CO 80504
Friday, March 17 at 7:30 a.m.
Fort Lupton Recreation Center
Multipurpose Room 3
203 S. Harrison Ave., Fort Lupton, CO 80621
Balloting opens on March 13. Members may vote electronically through their online account, or via mail ballots, sent to all members in mid-March. Directors represent all members and are therefore elected on an “at-large” basis. This means members may cast a vote for a director in each district and not just their own. United Power encourages all members to vote online or return their mail ballots prior to the April 11 deadline.
Candidate profiles will be published in the cooperative’s newsletter, the United Newsline delivered in March, and on its website at www.unitedpower.com/annual-meeting.
Results of the director election will be announced at the 2023 Annual Meeting, which will be held on April 12 at the Riverdale Regional Park & Fairgrounds and livestreamed on United Power’s website. Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. and balloting closes at the beginning of the official business meeting at 6:30 p.m. All members are invited to attend and engage with cooperative leadership and connect with fellow members.
United Power is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative, delivering electricity to homes, farms, and businesses throughout Colorado’s northern front range. The cooperative is one of the fastest-growing electric cooperatives in the nation, and in June 2021 joined the elite ranks of cooperatives serving more than 100,000 meters. 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. United Power is also a founding member of the NextGen Cooperative Alliance, dedicated to expanding the power supply and procurement options and reforming the traditional generation and transmission business model. For more information about the cooperative, visit www.unitedpower.com or follow them on social media Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.