Nomination Period is Open for Seats on HEA’s Board of Directors

January 17, 2019 –

Homer Electric Association (HEA) is accepting nominations from members interested in running for a seat on the cooperative’s board of directors.

The cooperative’s board consists of nine directors, three from each of the three Kenai Peninsula service area districts.

This year, the District 1 (Kenai-Nikiski-parts of Soldotna) seat currently held by HEA’s Board President Dan Chay will be on the ballot. In District 2 (Soldotna-Sterling-Kasilof area), the seat currently held by HEA’s Board Secretary/Treasurer Ed Oberts will be up for election. In District 3 (Kasilof-Homer-Seldovia area), HEA members will vote for the seat currently held by HEA Board of Director Bill Fry, who will not run in this year’s election as his nine-year term limit has ended.

HEA directors are elected by district, with members voting only for the director in their respective district.

Members interested in putting their name on the ballot must fill out a Candidacy Packet that requires the candidate to gather at least 15 signatures from current HEA members that live in the district where the candidate resides. The Candidacy Packet is available at HEA offices in Kenai and Homer and online at

The deadline to submit the Candidacy Packet is 5 PM on March 1, 2019. Completed packets can be submitted at either the Kenai or Homer HEA offices.

Ballots will be mailed to HEA members on April 1, 2019, and the results will be tabulated and announced at the Annual Meeting of the Members on May 2, 2019, at Kenai Central High School.