Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) is seeking candidates for three soon-to-be-open seats on the board of directors.

VEC’s 12-member board of directors is responsible for setting policy and determining the direction of the co-op in providing safe, reliable power in the least expensive way possible and working towards shaping the grid of the future. Directors meet monthly, receive a stipend and mileage reimbursement for attending meetings, and have training opportunities to learn more about energy issues and the cooperative model. Terms are for four years.

To be eligible to run, candidates must be VEC members and must have a principal residence that is both within VEC service territory and in the district they are running to represent.

Application deadline is March 22. The voting will take place April 17 through May 11 by mail and online, and also at VEC's annual meeting on Saturday, May 12.

This year, seats are open in three of VEC’s districts. Below is a list of the seats that are open and the towns they represent:

District 3

Albany, Craftsbury, Glover, Greensboro, Irasburg, Jay, Lowell, Newport Town, Troy, Westfield

District 4

Bakersfield, Belvidere, Cambridge, Eden, Fairfax, Fairfield, Fletcher, Hyde Park, Johnson, Morristown, Stowe, Waterville

District 5

Bolton, Essex, Hinesburg, Huntington, Jericho, Milton, Richmond, Shelburne, Starksboro, St. George, Underhill, Westford, Williston

For information about applying, please call VEC at 802-730-1172 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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