TRUSTEE NOMINATING PETITION DISTRICTS 4 & 6 (full terms) | DISTRICT 3 (term expiring in 2022)

TRUSTEE CANDIDATE NOMINATION PETITIONS

SIGN YOUR CANDIDATE’S NOMINATION PETITION:
Trustee Nomination is one of your powers of membership, democratic member control, by choosing representation on the board of trustees. A BEC member-owner may sign petitions for candidates in any district, and there is no limit on the number of candidate petitions a member may sign. Please click on the candidate you are nominating below to complete the signature form:
Sign Dick Nolan's District 4 Trustee Nomination Petition
Sign Bill Pascoe's District 6 Trustee Nomination Petition
Sign Jim Neu's District 3 Trustee Nomination Petition

TRUSTEE CANDIDATE INSTRUCTIONS

Each candidate shall declare their candidacy for a trustee position by submitting a BEC 2021 Trustee Nomination Petition and a statement of one hundred words or less describing their qualifications and reason for running to: bec@beartoothelectric.com or by mailing to BEC Board of Trustees, c/o Beartooth Electric Cooperative, Inc., PO Box 1110, Red Lodge, Montana 59068. Upon receipt of a valid Trustee Nomination Petition, a link to obtain member signatures will be loaded on this page. Each petition requires the name, address, telephone number, email and dated signature of not fewer than fifteen (15) members, regardless of district, (Article IV, Section 4 of the Bylaws). A BEC member-owner may sign petitions for candidates in any district, and there is no limit on the number of candidate petitions a member may sign. The nominees will be given time at the annual meeting to share their qualifications and reason for seeking the nomination. Districts 4 and 6 will be seeking trustees for a full term. District 3 will be filling a vacancy until the expiration of the term in 2022.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TRUSTEE:
Article IV, Section 3 of the Amended Bylaws
A.     No person shall be eligible to become or remain a Board Trustee of the Cooperative under the following circumstances:
  • A person shall not be eligible if he/she is not a consuming Member and bona fide resident of the district served or to be served by the Cooperative.
  • A person shall not be eligible if he/she is any way employed by or financially interested in a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy (excluding net metered customers) or supplies to the Cooperative, or a business primarily engaged in selling electrical appliances, fixtures, or supplies to the Members of the Cooperative.
  • A person shall not be eligible if he/she has been an employee of the Cooperative for any length of time within the immediately preceding five (5) years.
  • A person shall not be eligible if he/she is employed by, is an agent of, or is a close relative of an employee or agent of the Cooperative.
  • A person shall not be eligible if he/she is employed by or materially affiliated with any other Trustee.
  • A person shall not be eligible if he/she owns an interest greater than ten percent (10%) or holds a management position in a business wherein more than ten percent (10%) of the goods sold are sold to the Cooperative or one of its subsidiaries, or a combination thereof.

B.     Upon establishment of the fact that a Board Trustee is holding the office in violation of any of the foregoing provisions, the Board shall remove such Board Trustee from office.

C.     Nothing contained in this section shall affect in any manner the validity of any action taken at any meeting of the Board.

The Trustee Candidate fifteen (15) nominating signature must be received by the Board of Trustees no later than 5 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2021.

Trustee Candidates: Please provide a personal biography and photograph with your petition or e-mail them to: bec@beartoothelectric.com. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Beartooth Electric Cooperative, Inc. Office at 406-446-2310.