Dakota Electric Association will hold its annual meeting Thursday, April 27, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church social hall at 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington (next to Dakota Electric’s office). The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served before the meeting.
Dakota Electric members will have the opportunity to hear reports from officers and directors, ask questions and hear election results.
Balloting materials will be mailed to members on April 10. Members can vote online (www.dakotaelectric.com) using the electronic passcode included with their ballots, or by mailing the ballot in the postage-paid envelope to Survey and Ballot Systems. Ballots must be received by Survey and Ballot Systems no later than noon on April 27, or members may bring their ballots to the annual meeting. Ballots should not be dropped off or mailed to Dakota Electric Association’s office.
Members may use a mobile device to scan the QR code located with the balloting materials to be quickly logged in to vote.
Following are the five candidates running for four seats on the board of directors:
District 1 – John (Jack) DeYoe, Lakeville, incumbent.
District 2 – Janet Lekson, Rosemount, incumbent.
District 3 – Margaret D. Schreiner, Eagan, incumbent; Douglas Bonar, Farmington.
District 4 – Paul Bakken, Eagan, incumbent.
All directors are elected by membership vote to serve three-year terms on the 12-person board of directors. The ballot will also contain a minor bylaw change.
A customer-owned, nonprofit utility since 1937, Dakota Electric Association provides electricity to more than 105,000 members throughout Dakota County and portions of Goodhue, Rice and Scott counties.