Community Interest

Voting for Cuivre River Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors opens on July 18

Voting for candidates to fill four, three-year term seats on Cuivre River Electric Cooperative’s (CREC) Board of Directors on July 18. Candidates are as follows (incumbents have an asterisk following their name):
• Lincoln County District 2: Jeff Geisendorfer*, David Leitman
• Warren County District 1: Dan Elliott*, Jeff Culbertson
• St. Charles County District 2: William Book, Scott Nichols, Diane Saale*, Mary Ann Harden
• Pike County: Walt Gregory*, Lori Smith

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 22, or by paper ballot, which must be received at SBS by the close of business on August 22. Members also have the option to vote in person at the CREC’s Annual Meeting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 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 it, please visit the home page of our website,, on August 25.
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 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, vice president of member engagement and technology. “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.