MVEA Hosts First Virtual Annual Meeting of Members
June 25, 2020, Falcon, CO – Mountain View Electric Association, Inc.’s 79th Annual Meeting of Members was held virtually on Thursday, June 4, in the interest of public health and safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state of Colorado directives. While the virtual event was a first for MVEA, the intent remained the same as the 78 meetings prior: to elect Board Directors; to vote on important matters brought before the membership; to provide a financial statement of accountability to co-op members; and, to answer common member questions about co-op growth, rates, infrastructure, reliability, and programs.
After a brief introduction to the Virtual Annual Meeting agenda, and information about the contested election process, Board President Joe Martin and CEO Jim Herron gave their reports on the state of the cooperative. The reports included highlights of MVEA’s progressive capital credits program which has resulted in more than $67+ million in retirements over the course of the co-op’s history, a stable rate forecast through 2020, MVEA’s continued growth due to new construction, and co-op improvements and additions including a digital meter upgrade through 2021.
Another highlight of MVEA’s Annual Meeting was the Director Election. On May 4, more than 49,300 election ballot packets were mailed to MVEA members. Members with emails on file were sent notifications, Facebook and Twitter posts were used to actively communicate with members, and important messages were included on the April and May bills. Voter participation was encouraged through the promotion of fifty $50 ($2,500 total) bill credits and vendor door prizes with winners randomly selected from completed ballots. Between May 4 and June 3, MVEA received more than 6,500 returned ballots.
2020 Election Results
|Rick Gordon (uncontested)||5,222|
|Donna Andersen-Van Ness||2,840|
|Amendment to Articles of Incorporation||Yes 5,374|
Thank you to the members who voted in the election and watched the event on June 4. Active participation by the membership is integral to the co-op’s success in meeting the needs of a growing electric co-op in a changing energy landscape.
If you missed watching the Virtual Annual Meeting on June 4, you can watch it any time! Visit our Annual Meeting page to enjoy the video, read the event program or financial annual report, access election results, or view presentation slides and polling results from previous meetings.
Mark your calendars! MVEA’s 80th Annual Meeting of Members will be held June 3, 2021.