Community Interest

Voting for Cuivre River Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors and a bylaw proposition opens on July 19

Troy, Mo., July 1, 2020 – Voting for candidates to fill four, three-year term seats on Cuivre River Electric Cooperative’s (CREC) Board of Directors, and voting on a cooperative bylaw proposition opens on July 19.  Candidates are as follows (incumbents have an asterisk following their name):

  • Lincoln County District 3: David R. Henke Sr., Michael “Mick” Burkemper*, John T. Waddell
  • Warren County District 2: David Avis, Steve Coffey (no incumbent in this district)
  • Charles County District 1: Bruce Miller, Mark Schulte*
  • Charles County District 5: David Schuler, Dale Anderson*, Darrell Dechant 

Also on the ballot is a proposition to amend the cooperative bylaws to allow the Board to specifically retire capital credits of inactive members. 

The voting process is being handled by the independent firm of Survey and Ballot Systems (SBS), based in Eden Prairie, Minn. 

Candidate bios are available when voting via a secure internet site, by paper ballot, or in person. Bios are also be published in the August issue of Current Times/Rural Missouri. Members may vote online until 11:59 p.m. on August 23, or by paper ballot which must be received at SBS by the close of business on August 23. Members also have the option to vote in person at the CREC’s Annual Meeting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 26 at the cooperative’s headquarters in Troy. 

While members are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting, the meeting will also be streamed live online to view. To access, please visit the home page of our website, cuivre.com on August 26.

A reminder for members who choose to attend the meeting in person – the format of the meeting, which was modified in 2019 – means that there will not be any food, entertainment, or registration gifts. However, all members who cast a vote (online, paper, or in person) will be entered into a drawing for free electricity. Attendance at the meeting is not required to be eligible for voting participation prizes; the winners of these prizes will be announced in the week following the meeting. The complete slate of winners will also be posted in CREC’s monthly newsletter, Current Times, on the CREC website, social media channels, and in CREC Connections, the cooperative’s e-newsletter. 

“There is still an opportunity to win prizes – if you vote,” said Chris Ryan, manager of member services and IT. “Members do not have to attend the annual meeting to win. They simply need to vote.” 

For further information, contact Ryan at 636-695-4831/email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.