Your Co-op, Your Vote
One of the seven Co-op Principles is Democratic Member Control. Every year, between April and June, Homer Electric holds an Annual Meeting for its members. We hold our business meeting (required by our bylaws), and hold elections for our Board of Directors. The Board, using the bylaws, helps govern and direct all decisions for HEA. We are owned by you!
Members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote) and can exercise those member-owner rights at the meeting when voting on bylaw changes and board members. Your participation and input is vital not only to the success of HEA, but ensures we meet your needs and expectations. The 2023 Board of Directors election results are:
Homer Electric Association Members Elect Board of Directors at 2023 Annual Meeting
May 8, 2023 – Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) is a democratically controlled, not-for-profit electric cooperative governed by nine directors elected by and from the members of their respective districts to serve a three-year term in office. Voting took place by mail-in ballot, electronic voting, and in-person at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Members in Soldotna on Thursday, May 4, 2023 with a 15.47% voter turnout.
In District 1 (Kenai — Nikiski — parts of Soldotna area), incumbent director Jim Duffield of Kenai was re-elected receiving 616 votes. Candidate Robert F. Ernst of Nikiski received 393 votes.
In District 2 (Soldotna — Sterling — Kasilof), candidate Dan Green of Soldotna was elected receiving 783 votes. Candidate/incumbent director C.O. Rudstrom of Soldotna received 417 votes.
In District 3 (Kasilof south to Kachemak Bay area), incumbent director Eugene A. “Jim” Levine of Homer was re-elected receiving 968 votes. Candidate Michael L. Jones of Homer received 683 votes.
The membership also voted in favor of all three ballot propositions amending HEA’s Bylaws.
General Manager Brad Janorschke stated, “Thank you to all the director candidates for their interest in serving the cooperative by pursuing a seat on the board of directors. I also want to thank the members who took time to vote and participate in this democratic process.”