HEA Members Elect Directors at 2019 Annual Meeting

May 3, 2019 – Homer Electric Association members elected three directors at the cooperative’s 69th Annual Meeting of the Members in Kenai on May 2, 2019.

In District 1 (Kenai – Nikiski – parts of Soldotna area), incumbent director Dan Chay of Kenai ran unopposed and was elected to another three-year term.

In District 2 (Soldotna – Sterling- Kasilof area), incumbent director Ed Oberts of Soldotna ran against Ed Schmitt of Soldotna. Incumbent Ed Oberts was re-elected to represent District 2.

In District 3 (South Kasilof – Kachemak Bay area), Erin McKittrick of Seldovia ran against Gregory C. Martin, Jr. of Homer. Voters elected Erin McKittrick to represent District 3.

The Annual Meeting drew a crowd of over 300 people. The meeting featured informational booths with an emphasis on HEA services and programs.

The Annual Meeting also featured the winners of Homer Electric’s Safety Poster Contest, Youth Rally selections and HEA Scholarship Program recipients.

Safety Poster Contest
HEA’s annual Safety Poster Contest elevates awareness of electrical energy by challenging 3rd and 4th graders to think about the benefits, as well as potential hazards, associated with electric use.  Students are encouraged to create a safety message that can be expressed through art.

BEST SAFETY MESSAGE
Jovee Matson, 3rd Grade……………………………………. Soldotna Montessori Charter School

MOST CREATIVE MESSAGE
Atlas Burke, 4th Grade……………………………………………………… Connections Homeschool

MOST HUMOROUS MESSAGE
River Kruzick, 3rd Grade………………………………………………. K-Beach Elementary School

Youth Rally
The Youth Rally is a week long summer camp specifically tailored for high school students in grades 10 and 11, designed to develop leadership skills, foster teamwork, strengthen communication techniques, highlight the unique qualities of electric cooperatives and increase awareness regarding important issues faced by the utility industry.   The Youth Rally is held in Idaho and is a joint effort between statewide co-ops and the National Rural Electric Cooperative.

Olivia Davis, 10th Grade………………………………………………………… Soldotna High School

Katie Delker, 10th Grade………………………………………………………… Soldotna High School

 

Scholarship Program                                                                                                         HEA’s Scholarship Program is an outreach investment opportunity available to high school seniors and adults in pursuit of higher education.  The award value and scholarship quantity is determined annually by the Board of Directors and funded by the interest earned on unclaimed capital credits.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR – $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Justin Cox………………………………………………………………………………. Niksiki High School
Carlee Rizzo…………………………………………………………………………… Niksiki High School
Maria Salzetti……………………………………………………………….. Kenai Central High School
Kortney Birch………………………………………………………………………. Soldotna High School
Michael David Michael…………………………………………………………. Soldotna High School
Hunter Moos………………………………………………………………………….. Cook Inlet Academy
Katelyn Davis…………………………………………………………………………. Homer High School
Dexter Lowe…………………………………………………………………………… Homer High School
Rylyn Todd…………………………………………………………………………….. Homer High School

RETURNING STUDENT CATEGORY – $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Kirsten Hinz
Chelsea Holsonbake
Timothy Lehman